I would like to first thank Mdm Sam for the inspiration of this hop and Carol for being our hostess for the event. You can always click the button on the side bar to find the daily list of bloggers participating. I share my day with these lovely ladies:
I knew exactly what I wanted to play with once I saw the introduction for this new Hop. I love the Twister templates and own three different sizes. And I bought a new toy/tool which just wanted to come out and play too. So I chose my smallest Twister - yes, that's a 1.5" template.
If you have not worked with a twister template, you start with a block layout first. With this little guy, I need to start with 2.5" squares. You can see how that cutting and re-stitching really affects the size of your finished piece.
My finished mini Twister Christmas Tree. Started with a 32" square piece and ended up with a 15.5" cute little wallhanging for the season.
Of course you have some heavy seams, so I chose to 'tie' rather than quilt this. So I used various beads, buttons, and metalic threads to tie and decorate my little tree. It's hard to see, but I also tied little white star buttons in the white background.
And like most quilters, I have other fiber arts I like to play with. Cross stitching has been a long time love affair for me.
I love to capture structures that show such texture and design. And who can't remember 'Over the River and Thru the Woods' ......
'To Grandmother's House we go' - Christmas time on the farm is like no other for me. Animals in their abundant coats for the winter cold, sleigh rides and sleigh bells, a fire and roasting chestnuts, Christmas goodies baking and filling the house with wonderful smells. And family and friends filling the old house to the brim!
My fabric framing tutorial for cross stitch can be found HERE at SewWeQuilt .
As a thank you for visiting and to find some inspiration for your next Christmas project, I have a give away ..........
A layer cake of 'Skater's Village' by Karen Cruden for Windham Fabrics (photos from Missouri Star Quilt Co. where I purchased these).
Easy peasy - just leave me a comment on your favorite Holiday food. I will ship international and will leave comments open until midnight August 9th (est) and will announce & contact the winner the following morning - be sure I have a way of reaching you.
Enjoy the Hop,