This week I have been busy stitching small projects. Quick and easy projects are so rewarding. A couple of hours at the sewing machine and a little treasure can be whipped up.
The first one is a little Christmas Tree that I designed a few weeks ago but, as yet, hadn’t found the right fabrics for it. Because the design was so simple, the fabrics needed to have some extra sizzle. Last Monday my friend Beverley came for a quilting visit. Beverley brought a bag of fabrics with her so she could cut some hexagons for her quilt. As she pulled her fabrics out I spotted a quirky-scalloped stripe that was perfect for my Christmas tree. Being a generous soul, Beverley cheerfully let me have a piece.
The fat quarter of green background fabric and the yellow stripes were both from the fabric stash that I had collected for my next quilt. The pieces were added using fusible webbing and I blanket-stitched around each shape. A small strip of ric-rac on the tub, some little beads as highlights and some machine stippling finished it off.
This really is a quick and simple project. It is perfect for beginners or a fun project for a child to make.
You probably don’t need to be reminded that Christmas is just around the corner, but now is a good time to get cracking on making those hand-made gifts.
Happy quilting until next time.