Fun with Christmas Trees by Sue Schofield »
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Holiday, Funky, Whimsical, Casual
Gold and metallic fabrics, cotton fabrics, gold and cotton threads, very thin polyester wadding (batting), buttons, ribbons.
What was your inspiration?
I saw some of these wall hangings at a Quilt Exhibition and purchased the pattern and a heap of small pieces of metallic fabrics. Since then, I've made loads of them, not all to the purchased pattern and not all trees, and have been designing them as I go along. I made some in other colours with a Christmassy theme and gave them to friends instead of Christmas cards, with a message and the date on the back. In future years I intend to make more for them and they can hang them one under the other (like the wall hanging in the picture) and have an on-going Christmas decoration for the house.
What are you most proud of?
I was happy with the way they made up quickly and gave me a great sense of satisfaction. It was a bit difficult to get them to hang evenly, but with a bit of twisting and pulling, they eventually looked okay.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Let your imagination run riot - trees, candles, presents, bells - anything you fancy!