Norman Vincent Peale
Michele Hester over at Quilting Tutorials is having a Christmas and Winter Quilt Show. I visited it last year but didn't participate because I was not blogging then. I found the link yesterday and wanted to join the fun. Good thing I was catching up on my blog reading then because today is the last day to link up. There are prizes to be won and VOTING to be done too. If you can't participate please check out the entries this week end and VOTE for your favorite.
|Christmas Advent Tree
This Christmas Advent Tree is from one of Brenda Henning's Books that features using fusiable bias tape. I was skeptical about how it would work when I first saw it but it was easy to do and I loved the results. I taught it as a class when I had my shop and last year I finally got all the little buttons sewn on. Nothing like procrastination. Each little button will hold a brass snowflake charm. There are 25 of them since it is an Advent Calendar.
I top stitched the bias down using a 6mm double needle which worked great. I used a gold silk YLI thread on the metallic bias and I don't remember the brand I used on the brown tape.
|Close up of Tree
The free motion quilting was just a small stipple done with invisible thread. The striped brown batik fabric worked well looking like a wood frame. The blue snowflake and floral border were both Hoffman prints if I'm remembering correctly.
I hope you enjoy the Christmas Quilt show. Yes, now is the time to hang the Advent Calendar. It starts tomorrow. Only 25 more days until Christmas. Are you ready?
A big thanks to Michele for hosting the Christmas Quilt Show!