Christmas Tree Ornament by Quilterinmotion

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Christmas tree ornament
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-12-19T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-12-19T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

I've had this project in a plastic bag, complete with fabric for several years and never before got around to opening the bag!  This week I decided it was time.  This is a pattern from a magazine no longer being published, Quilting with Style.  I was very sad when it stopped publishing as they had exquisite paper-pieced projects.  They do still operate online as eQuiltpatterns.com  and many of their designs are still available that were previously published in the magazine.

Anyway, this is a paper-piece tree with 67 pieces.  I know some of you just love to cringe at numbers like that!  I used WashAway Foundation Paper by Dritz as there were so many small pieces.  I didn't want to try to tear off all those pieces.  Dip the project in water after sewing and the paper just dissolves.  

I backed it with batting and quilted around the edges of the tree and then did some swirls, like snow swirling around the tree.  With right sides together, I stitched a same size circle for the backing and also inserted a hanger.  I stitched all the way around the circle, then cut a slit in the back large enough to turn the ornament right side out.  A label covers the slit and it was fused to the back. 

I made three; one for me to keep and two to give as "giveaways" on my blog.  Last night to leave a comment to win...tonight, Dec. 21st.  Hurry on over if you read this on Dec. 21st.  Would love to have a TB member win!


Pictures

My completed ornament
Three completed ornaments
67 pieces!

Loves

Kat
janepez

Comments

Terryt1955

Either this is a really big ornament or incredibly tiny pieces! WOW is all I can say!

Sewbusy64

love them!!

HawkFan

Wow, wow, wow -- I love these! I saw you mentioned Dritz on Kat's project page and I see now where it would come in handy.

Quilterinmotion

LOL, I'm just chucking over Terry's comment!!! Terryt1955 , these 67 pieces are pretty small. The ornament is 6" in diameter. Really big ornament/lots of small pieces

Thank you Sewbusy64 , me too!
HawkFan , yes the washaway foundation paper was a life-saver, or maybe I should save sanity-saver! Thank you!

I love it too, and now wish I had made it a LONG time ago.

Mymble

So so great ...and your quilting just makes it...- and the wash away paper is great- have used it for embroidery too and its wonderful- if its the same stuff I think it is:)

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