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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Whimsical, Funky, Traditional, Casual, Romantic, Holiday
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What materials did you use? Cotton fabric, metallic fabrics, sequins, beads, braid, thin cotton wadding, buttons etc.

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What are you most proud of? Being able to give something original and unique to my best friends and my family that they can keep from year to year (if they want to). It's difficult to know when to stop when embellishing with beads, sequins, braid etc, and I have to try not to go over the top, although I don't really suppose it would matter much if I did "gild the lily" too much - they are festive decorations, after all! I was particularly pleased to find some ribbon in a cake decoration shop with "Merry Christmas" printed on it.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Let your imagination run riot. I intend to abandon Christmas trees now, and go on to to make other pictures - perhaps snowmen, bells, candles - there's no limit to what can be done. After last Christmas a friend's son loved the Christmas one I made for his Mum and asked me to make one of these little quilts with an owl on it - a photo of it is among my projects.

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are there directions for this project

09/07/2015 Flag

I don't think directions are needed to make these, Quiltermo - just make a little, thin quilt, turn it right side out by the "bagging out" method, slip-stitch the gap, run a line of stitches (plain, zig-zag or fancy) about a quarter inch from the edge and then appliqu whatever takes your fancy and embellish with beads, buttons etc until your heart's content!

09/12/2015 Flag

I love these...they look like fun and would make great little gifts.

09/15/2015 Flag

They do indeed, marg, I make them every year for special friends and the keep them to display year after year.

09/15/2015 Flag

This is inspiring! I love them. :-)

10/31/2015 Flag

What a great idea! Curious if you do a different theme each year.

04/06/2016 Flag