I quilted my twisting ribbon/rope/whatever that I like to do in the interlocking black rectangles. In the Santa squares, I did 1/4-inch in, twice, for two boxes. It's not super creative, but that print is so wonderfully busy that it doesn't need much.
I marked a general arch to twist through in the black rectangles using white chalk - mostly so I'd remember where I was going. I have a super great tool to remove the chalk marks:
Oh, sure. It might look like an old toothbrush I ran through the dishwasher a time or two ... but ... well, OK. That's exactly what it is - and I haven't found anything that works any better. (It's an extra-soft, in case anyone is wondering.) Just a light brushing - no floss required. ☺
Here it is, all quilted and ready for the binding:
As you can see, my Guide Dog for the Color Blind was extremely helpful in the process.
I would have loved to use the green for the binding, but alas, I only have a few small scraps of it left. I went with black - which I also used for the back.
Once I get it hand-sewed to the back, I'll be spending some quality time with a tape roller, removing errant husky hairs. (Black?!? What was I thinking?!?)
Love how the runner is coming out - it's a "Magic Nine-Patch" block (or Disappearing Nine-Patch) ... with a little special lay-out employed. Very fun and easy!!!
Thanks for reading!