Monday, December 19, 2016

An Evergreen Finish

I've wanted some quilted Christmas decorations around the house for several years now, but actually making them has kept getting pushed off for one reason or another.  However, not so this year!

This year I have two new holiday pieces up on display!  My first finish was a holiday frost table runner (shown here), and the second is an evergreen tree advent calendar.  The top (inspired by this tree by Turid of densyendehimmel.) was completed in May.  Then it was quilted with a holly and berry motif and bound in one of the gold fabrics used in the stars.

There are small green buttons sewn on the tree as hanging hardware that blend in better than I hoped.  The one downside is that I think the ornaments might have been easier to hang if I had put the buttons on backwards - there's not a lot of room for the twine to rest, as is, and not all of the ornaments can be hung at all spots.  Still, it's a pretty minor problem and something I could fix in the future if need be!

The ornament buttons were collected over the past year, and there is one for every day of December leading up to Christmas.  Some peppermint twine pulled from my stash seemed a perfect touch!  It's a lot of fun to watch this little tree fill up!

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  1. This is darling. Congrats on the Christmas finish.

  2. I love this Evergreen Tree Calendar! What a wonderful idea with the buttons and hanging little ornaments on for each day in December!

  3. My daughter-in-law had requested I make an Advent calendar for their family. I have been uninspired by 25 numbers doors to open but I really like this tree idea with the buttons for holding the ornaments. The peppermint twine is a snazzy touch. Come to think of it, I bought a set of buttons numbered 1 to 25. If I put them on the tree.... You are watching the birth of an idea you inspired. Obviously I love your wall hanging. Imitation is the highest form of flattery.

  4. So lovely with those buttons. I love this tree so much. Maybe I should make another one?

  5. Rachel, I am right in the same place you were. I really would like to get some Christmas decorations made that I can hang on the wall. Good for you for getting it done!