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.
Posted by Cathy Tomm at 1:14 PM
Labels: Christmas gifts, Design Wall Monday, Poverty Piecing
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Super cute tree. I love that each layer is different. So festive!ReplyDelete
What a great tree!ReplyDelete
I love this! How fun.ReplyDelete
Beautiful and original! I love the 3D effect.ReplyDelete
Very clever and cute too!ReplyDelete
So creative! Love the green block on the wall!ReplyDelete
Great idea! Very pretty.ReplyDelete
Very cute! Love that block on the wall, too.ReplyDelete