This is a great pattern for a Christmas wall-hanging, door decoration, or advent calendar. Get into your stash and make some stacks of light, medium and darker grays, 3 flesh tones, some whites, dark and bright reds and green for the background. Most of the squares are just 2-1/2″ squares with scattered paper piecing. You’ll be piecing columns as shown at right above. When you get to a white bit, you’ll stop and piece that from the two indicated colors continuing down the column. Quick and fun. And plenty of space for creative quilting stitches in the beard.
Add embroidered numbers and rings and you’ll have a delightful count-down calendar. The pattern is $8. Click here to order via Paypal using your regular credit card. You’ll get a download file to print including the full-sized 44″ x 22″ Santa and a color chart. And if you haven’t tried this technique, this is one to work with as is it a hybrid of standard piecing and paperpiecing. And I’m always near at hand if you have questions.
Peggy Aare email me at PaperPiecingHeartlandATgmailDOTcom