Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!
You might have expected a photo of our real tree too, but that might detract from the beautiful simplicity of this one!
The idea is based on a 'Don't Look Now' pattern called 'White Christmas' (if you live in West London you can buy it from Creative Quilting at Hampton Court). Mine is much, much simpler - but knowing that I didn't want to cut out lots of snowflake shapes (scissors aren't always my friend and I didn't want a sore shoulder / arm as a result of the desire to make a tree like this) so I asked Ani Catt to cut some for me on her die cutter machine. Then all I had to do was determine a suitable sized triangle, iron the snowflakes on, and quilt it. Despite having an argument with the thread I was using for some of the time (once I'd changed thread I didn't have any more problems) it was really fast and fun to make up. Perfect in our kitchen instead of the quilts usually displayed there.
That was the only sewing that I managed this week. Apart from a few more origami wreaths (such fun to make and so fast!) my busy fingers have been busier writing Christmas cards than anything else. Oh, and buying myself a new camera rather than leaving it to chance or Santa - a lovely red Olympus VG-130, which is even lighter than my old camera.....
I hope that you are finding plenty of time for crafting in the run up to Christmas.