Are you ready for the big day? I am almost there but am still trying to complete
some quilts for customers.
These two were brought in last week by Linda. She is a terrific piecer.
Linda’s Tree wallhanging
This is a really great way to use up scraps and make a cute
and quick Christmas wallhanging too. I wanted to do something
fun so I added swirls inside the tree itself.
Swirls for the tree
For the trunk, I tried to mimmic the lines of bark on a tree.
Tree bark stitching
And I stitched the wind blowing in the cream area.
For the outer border, I stitched in trees. I wanted to fill in the “tree”
area so that it didn’t look like an arrow.
Trees in the outer border
It adds a bit of texture to the whole wallhanging. I used different
thread colors, to match the area I was quilting. A variegated green thread
on the tree, cream in the cream area and green for the outer border.
Linda also brought in a red and white table topper. I knew that it needed some
extra love and care too.
Linda’s red and white table topper
In the center white star area, I stitched small swirls to help
make that area stand out a bit more. The area beside that received
straight lines to help emphasize that area as well. Diamonds and squares
were stitched in the outside red and white border-just to mimmic the
shapes of the piecing itself.
And the white square areas, were quilted with a star in the middle and
more swirls around it. Again, copying the pieced star in the middle of
Red and white polyester thread were used for the top and back.
Back of the wallhanging
I really like how the back of the tabletopper looks as well.
If you get tired of the front, just flip it over and you have a
totally different looking table topper.
The Christmas count down is on, have fun getting ready for the big day.
Have a great week! Merry Christmas!