Christmas Tree Ornament by Quilterinmotion
Christmas tree ornament
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!
Three completed ornaments