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.
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.
For the trunk, I tried to mimmic the lines of bark on a tree.
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.
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.
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.
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!