Sunday, July 24, 2016

12 Days of Christmas Finale




It's been a great 12 Days of inspiration, tutorials, give aways, and a quilt along.  I would like to thank SARAH for doing a fantastic job with her first Hop and QAL.  She has a linky set up for everyone to show their projects made during the hop - looking forward to seeing the variations of the quilt.  Also, she is setting up a tab to keep the Hop links open - I am excited about that as there were way too many things that went on my 'to-do' list without the time.  Now I can revisit to get some presents completed for the season.

Today's Hosts Are:



I worked on the Feather Tree mini.  1/4 inch strips of green fabric and one strand each of green and red DMC floss.


I make a single over-hand knot about 2" from the end.


I cut four 2" green strips and ran my thread thru the middle.  That over-hand knot helps to not pull my threads all the way thru.  Then I take one wrap around the bundle, feed my needle/thread back thru the middle.  Then it is sewn to the mini with the last pull to the top.  I use a suture knot to finish off those thread ends.  This is the way I put hair on my little dolls.


I am keeping my tree a little 'Charlie Brown' as I want to add more to this closer to the Holiday.  Those little strips of green will be snipped in half and fluffed more to give it more of a feather look.


The smaller version of Sarah's quilt pattern is currently under the needle for quilting.  Since the linky is open until the end of the month, I will have time to finish this one to show on a link-up post.


I thought I would share another easy Christmas project and gift idea.  Hanging tea towel with matching potholders.  My SIL makes these Easy Hanging Towels - Dish Towel & Potholder.

Thank you for visiting us all during the 12 Days,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

9 comments:

  1. It all looks great. The hanging tee towels and potholders are adorable. Love all those colors.

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  2. Hi Sharon ,love the tree and love the dish towel and matching potholder,hope your day is a good one my friend xx

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  3. You've got a pretty impressive array of projects there, Sharon! I hope to get a couple made myself tomorrow - I've got my ducks in a row and ready to go! I love your little quilt-along quilt, too - so pretty!

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  4. Whew! You can finally take a breath and put your feet up! It's been a busy 12 days!
    That tree is really sweet!

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  5. Your little Charlie Brown tree is cute, I hope you post another picture after you fluff the ribbons, I'd like to see how that worked. Your SIL picked such pretty colors, that set would make a great gift.

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  6. LOVE the Charlie Brown tree!!!!

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  7. The way you do the feathers is so fun Sharon! Love the whole idea! Your SIL's towel and hotpads are great too!

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  8. Your feather tree turned out beautifully. The pot holders and matching tea towels are great gifts.

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