Quilts #63 – 64 + 2 Christmas Stockings
|O Tannenbaum I|
I found an article by Maurine Roy who made a beautiful “Heart” quilt, she shared her technique in the magazine.
I wanted to try the technique without copying her heart pattern, so I designed a stylized tree. The method involves layering 2 fabrics, stitching and then cutting away. The decorative stitches cover the raw edges.
I love this technique and have used to make several of these trees as well as a couple of Christmas stockings.
Quilt # 63
O Tannenbaum I
This table topper is made up of 4 squares (12½” finished) and the border was cut 3” wide.
The green fabrics are all batiks, the black are 100% cotton and the thread is a Coats and Clarks gold coloured rayon.
|centre & stitching|
|detail at border, binding,|
This quilt is reversible to a Crazy Patchwork that I had made and was waiting to quilt. The colours were right, and the size was almost big enough. I simply made my binding wider on that side to cover the shortfall.
|Reversible to crazy patchwork|
The quilt measures 30” x 30” and made in 2005.
O Tannenbaum II
|O Tannenbaum II|
I scaled down to this little wallhanging for a class sample.
There is a very skinny little border in turquoise and then 4 large triangles were added to square up the block.
The pattern on the fabric inspired me to quilt a grid all over the background.
|detail of stitching, skinny border and quilting|
The binding was cut with a curvy rotary blade, fused and then stitched with a decorative stitch.
|Back, label and binding|