Our scheduled bee date yesterday was cancelled as one of our members had a death in the family. I spent the day sewing anyway at home as nothing else was planned!
I so enjoyed sewing all day!
I really needed to get my
project made and in the mail ASAP!So, I pulled these fabrics from my stash… hmmm… what could I make from these fun prints??
I sewed them together along the long side and pressed the seams open. I took a piece of fusible the same size, folded it in half and freehand cut out a Christmas tree.
I ironed it onto the strip piece and cut it out about 1/8th inch inside the edge of the fusible. I also added fusible onto the scrap of brown and then cut out the tree trunk.
I peeled off the paper and pressed it and the brown trunk onto the white and green polka-dotted background fabric. Voila! Tree!! :-)
I cut strips from a pretty red Christmas print from Kate Spain’s “12 Days of Christmas” collection for the borders and sewed them onto all four sides.
Now comes the fun part!! Decorating the tree!! :-)
I ironed fusible onto some fussy cut red ornaments from the same fabric and then onto the tree. I pressed fusible onto another red print fabric and cut out a bucket, then fused it on top of the tree trunk.
I quilted it, added blue rickrack at the inner edge of the border, and white snowflakes from rickrack, too.
I hand sewed little black and white checked bows on the top of each ornament and blue buttons in the center of each snowflake.
I added a big double bow on the bucket. I bound it with a wonderful green Dimples fabric and finished it up with a fun Christmas label on the back! Taa Daa!! Done!!
If you joined the Secret Santa Christmas Swap this year, this fun little door quilt might just be coming your way in the mail!!
And all day, as I sewed and quilted, guess what someone was doing in my sewing room the whole time???
That Yogi gets the BEST sleep!!
What a life, huh??
What did you sew this weekend? :-)