With just 13 days until Christmas, I am nearly finished with a few little gifts I am giving. Just a bit of binding…it seems I am forever sewing bindings…
For this vase quilt, I started with a 22 inch square of fabric and drew a 12 inch square in the middle. I quilted a 1 inch border on the outside of the drawn square.
Next, I repeated the one inch border–this time on the inside of the outer edge. (In the next photo, you can see a few penciled guidelines to help position the motifs.)
I cut out a paper triangle to give a rough outline for the simple doodle trees and placed them on the diagonal lines…
After sewing the Doodle Trees (see tutorial here), I switched to matching green thread to fill in the center and borders with a bit of “swirling wind”.
I still had a few more Doodle Trees swirling in my noggin, so I made this sampler of trees (all different), with the same basic formula:
Now I have several quilts (to bind) while I’m watching my favorite Christmas movies…(more on Christmas movies soon…)
I found a tutorial for these ornaments on Pinterest…not in English, but the photos do the trick.
Speaking of Pinterest…if you like what you see here, please share…it’s a great way to connect and so easy!
Hope you are enjoying all the bright colors of the season!