Tuesday, December 28, 2021

A Surprise Ending

There is one Holly Bazaar project that didn't quite cross the finish line in time, but it's close to being finished so I thought I'd let you have a peek at it while Christmas is still in the air. It's a sweet little Christmas tree runner.

I've had the pattern pinned forever - it's O 'Lil Christmas Tree from Moda's Bake Shop by Sharla Krenzel of Thistle Thicket Studio - and in my sewing craze decided that I needed to make it up too. In truth, I thought it was going to be a set of potholders, but when I took a closer look at the pattern I realized that there were instructions for both a 6" and a 12" block. Bonus!

So I made two 12" blocks and added a white spacer in the middle, knowing that Roberta's magical snowflake panto would be used again. I was able to cut and sew the entire thing in a morning, if memory serves me correctly, so nice and quick to sew up.

There was more of the green holly fabric left so it became the tree. Add a little red twinkling star or two and it's a wrap.

It's quilted and ready to be bound and that's where it has come to rest. I've never made a flange binding before but I found a perfect little piece of red to use as the accent so I'm going to give that a try whenever the spirit moves me. Right now I'm enjoying the post Christmas lull in the action; might be time for a nap by the tree....M


Sharon Stroud said...

Flanges are easy if you don't rush them. You'll wonder why you waited to try them. Add the flange first, basting in place, making sure it faces the center. Then add binding as usual. Easy, peasy. Love all your stuff, especially the trees! Happy Holidays!

Kyle said...

This is super cute and the red flange accent is perfect. Looks like your ahead and have a project already for your 2022 bazaar. Unless it ends up in your Christmas decorations!

bettyb said...

Love this graphic look!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Vintage Tree Farm is a little beauty and I love what you have on the go here with this stylish tree. It will make a lovely table runner!

Jenny said...

Such a lovely design.