Ok. So I’m sort of getting into the Christmas spirit this year. I made a couple of Christmas-y wall hangings. Only one has the binding on, so that’s all you get to see right now.
I made this mustache Christmas tree. I found it on Pinterest, which linked me to the pattern. It was just fun. I have a lot of green scraps, so this was perfect. I free motion quilted it because free motion quilting is so much better in small doses.
I’m hoping to have the binding on the other one next week so I’ll show it to you later. I do have a few more things to show, though. My sister and I made some calendar hangings for our old professor to give to his mother for Christmas.
These are raw edge applique.
His mom was already really big into 4-H, so this one is more custom than the others. The pattern came from the Count on It book.
I think this one is my favorite. I love the leaves.
We did not blanket stitch around all of these. I find blanket stitching tedious and unless you have had lots of practice, it doesn’t look very good. We just did a straight stitch close to the end of the shape and I think it worked out well. We also didn’t quilt them because they turn out fine not quilted and the quilting doesn’t add much to them. Oh, and we used different letters. I printed them off on my home printer. Anyway, there’s been a lot of applique in my life recently. I like it.