Monday, December 19, 2011

Design Wall Monday

 I made this on the week end. It is not done yet but almost. I have to paint the dowel and the base that my dad has helped me with. I have the parts on a dowel to show you what it looks like. It is a gift for a another sister in law. She already has a pot cover like I showed last week. I am going to add my post to Judy's Design Wall Monday. Check it out Here.

 I was inspired by a tin decoration I saw at Canadian Tire but knew I could make one in fabric. First I drew out a pattern and made plastic templates. I drew the first shape on to phone book pages like Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville would do. I did flip and sew on to the paper. I did two pieces that are mirror images of each others. 

 I used fusible stiff stuff. I forget the name of it. The tag on the roll I have is long gone. I layered each piece of patchwork with a new backing and quilted each piece. Six tree pieces and two star pieces. Once quilted I cut out the correct size and shape. All of the patch work that I did was from my scraps of red and green. I had them out because I was going to do a red block and green block for the Rainbow scrap quilt. That quilt has been inspired by Soscrappy and the ScrapHappy Saturday Here. She also has a give way to celebrate 1000 posts.

I then stitched a zig zag around the outside edges in gold thread. Then I stitched the two halves together leaving a hole at the top on the two bottom units. The star also had a hole at the bottom and was stitched to the top of the tree. The dowel will then hold each piece in place. I am going to go paint my dowel and base today and when dry I can do the final step. I am hoping I can use a glue gun to get each unit to sit on the dowel were I want them too.