I would like to thank SARAH for hosting the 12 Days Hop again this year. If you haven't had a chance, please visit the prior days and continue to follow along for some wonderful inspiration, idea, and tutorials shared. AND there are a number of give aways.
When Sarah approached us for sign-ups, I immediately knew I wanted to revisit a project and technique from way back in 2012. Some improv with a bit of a twist. This miniature was made for a swap and now resides in Australia. Since our seasons are opposits, I went with colorful, modern Christma Trees. The fun is in the finishing.
First I had to drag out the under the bed tote of Christmas fabrics. Now this was a challange for me, as I really do not like to work with seasonal frabrics. Why do I have so much? Gifted to me and my SIL loves the really sparkly prints for this season.
What did I pull out - just a baggy of squares and a swirly white on white. Add some organza and scraps of Steam A Seam lite. Oh, a backing and binding choice from the larger scraps, add a scrap piece of batt as well.
Simple supplies are what are needed.
I actually reccommend using netting or tulle for this as it is delicate and translucent, yet much easier to work with than organza.
I fused a few of the pre-cut squares with the scraps of Steam A Seam. Then grabbed my scissors and just made improve cuts.
Just a simple little snowy scene. This would be a fun kid's project as well.
Once you are happy with your placement, just hot press those piece down good and secure.
I layered back, batt, and top and using my walking foot, did just a few wiggle lines to hold in place. As the net,tulle, and organza are not pin friendly - this helped to secure this a bit for the final over-lay quilting part.
I just pinned around the outer most part of the organza. As you can see, it changes the look of the piece so you may want to take a few fabric swatches to the fabric shop to lay the net or tulle over to see how it plays for your project final look.
It is recommended to use a smaller needle or microtex needle as well as a thinner thread - I used a microtex needle with a poly thread.
I chose to use my walking foot for quilting, but you can FMQ - just know things have a lot of slip.
I used corner hangers and attached the binding to the back.
Then flip binding to the front and machine stitch down. I like to use the corner hangers and this type of binding method on miniatures. You can add your favorite type of hanger and use your own method to bind.
The translucient organza was difficult to get a good photo without the super shine, but it gives you an idea of how it gives a little more pop to your piece. Don't be afraid to play.
I, also, have a give away
A lovely panel
And three half yard cuts of coordinating fabrics.
Just be sure I have way to contact you.
Open until July 26th.
The Hop List has been updated with some changes:
Saturday, July 14th
Joy @ Days Filled With Joy
Selina @ Selina Quilts
Sunday, July 15th
Joanne @ Everyone Deserves a Quilt
Jan @ The Colorful Fabriholic
Monday, July 16th
Carole @ From My Carolina Home
Jamie @ L'Fair Quilts
Karen @ Tu-Na Quilts, Travels & Eats
Tuesday, July 17th
Sharon @ Vrooman's Quilts
Mary @ Made by Marney
Wednesday, July 18th
Cindy @ Stitchin' At Home
Karrin @ Karrin's Crazy World
Thursday, July 19th
Christina @ Christina's Handicrafts
Sherry @ Books, Hooks, Sticks, etc.
Danice @ Homespun Hannah
Friday, July 20th
Kristi @ Confessions of A Fabric Addict
Wendy @ Pieceful Thoughts
Saturday, July 21st
Marian @ Seams To Be Sew
Meloney @ Mel's Quilting Blog
Sunday, July 22nd
Anja @ Anja Quilts
Moira @ Quilted Snail
Monday, July 23rd
Brenda @ Songbird Designs
Amy @ Sea of Estrogen
Bonnie @ In Stitches With Bonnie
Tuesday, July 24th
Kathy @ Kathy's Kwilts and More
Summer @ Summer Lee Quilts
Wednesday, July 25th
Susan @ Quilt Fabrication
Brandy @ Pampered Pettit
Jean @ All Points of the Compass
Thank you for visiting,
It turned out wonderful. I love sewing for Christmas. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com
I like the look of the organza on the quilt. Neat idea! Thanks for sharing.
Very creative idea. I love the finished look.
A very fun and shiny finish.
Beautiful project and love the extra that the shine provides.
I haven't tried organza on top of a project yet, I like how it gives your piece a sparkle and shine.
The organza gives you piece a cool effect! Thanks for sharing!
I love the shimmery look of your finished piece, almost like Northern Lights dancing across the snowy field.
Really cool idea for a shiny look! But that piece sent to Australia is fantastic. Color always make me smile!
Awesome little project.
The organza or tulle is a fun addition to this project.
Have never worked with tulle, but looks like fun !!
You made a festive wall hanging. The shimmer adds to the snow.
What a clever gal you are! You make it look so simple and effective. Thanks for sharing. Janice.firstname.lastname@example.org
Very cute and wow that organza really adds the sparkle! I love Christmas fabrics and use a lot in my table runners and wall hangings.
thank you so much for the cute giveaway. I like the idea of using the tulle on your wallhanging. I have never done that. Thanks for the great idea!
What a unique wall hanging. Great idea. Thanks for the great giveaway.
Interesting technique. Thanks for the giveaway.
Wow Sharon! What a great idea! It makes everything look like it is covered in ice. I love it.
Thanks for the giveaway.
What fun, love your project! Those are such fun fabrics for your giveaway too. Thanks for the opportunity!
I have not yet tried using tulle. It does add an interesting effect. Thanks for sharing.
Very clever use of tulle or organza to give your piece some wintry sparkle!
I love how you used the organza. I'm going to have to try this. Thanks for sharing.
Ah ha! Now I know what to do with the shiny sparkly tulle that is languishing in my stash.
What a terrific effect. Thanks so much for bringing it to our attention. So simple but so powerful.
I like your quick quilt idea and that organza adds a lovely sparkle. I have seen organza with snowflakes on it that would be great for this project.
What a great idea!! Love the improv picture, and that organza adds the perfect finishing touch! Thanks for sharing!
Wowie!! Gorgeous job!! Organza definitely made it SPARKLE@@ Love it!! Thank you for sharing great idea (& how you did it)...and also for chance to win your give-a-way!! :)
Really cute and improv is fun, as well. I like the shiny fabric's effect. Thanks for the good ideas.
great ideas ,now just need the time to get going on them .
I love the idea of adding organza over the block to add a bit of bling to it...so cute! Thanks for sharing this!
I love this. I think I'll make one for DD's dorm room.
I love your little snow scene, and that panel is gorgeous !!
Such a cool effect of the organza! it really does look like shimmering snow! Love those fabrics and panel...I'm thinking they'd make a great set of holiday placemats.
Fantastic project! Thanks for sharing.
That house is really cute! The organza is a great way to represent winter's snow. Thanks for sharing!
Cute mini. I've never used tulle on a quilt before.
Very neat idea. I must have missed the original post. The sparkle must set off the scene really well.
Thank you for the posting.
your mini is wonderful. that top fabric gives an interesting effect. almost like the sun is shining off of the snow.
thanks for sharing and for the give a way.
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net
Interesting and very different. librarian2760 at yahoo dot com
Sharon, I love the idea of placing the translucent fabric over your quilt for that lovely sheen.
Cute idea! Nancy A: email@example.com
What a fun little quilt!! SEW good you too part in the 12 Days of Christmas in nulJ blBl Hop.
Arrg, I just threw away some scraps that would have been perfect for this. It is as cute as can be. In the last photo the organza makes it look like blowing snow. Perfect.
love everything about Christmas
Love your take on a Christmas quilt!
Love your project. I haven’t tried corner hangers yet but plan to in the future!
What a clever way to add sparkle to a piece. The panel is different too with the teal, but I love the cardinals on it.
Wow! That piece would shimmer next to a warm, cozy fireplace or near a beautiful tree of sparkly white lights!
Never thought of using organza before. Thanks fort sharing!
I like seasonal fabrics. I think they add some interest to scrappy quilts. A78mandel at yahoo dot com
Thanks for sharing! Loved the organza idea. Susanpshaffer@gmail.com
What a lovely idea. I look forward to "playing" with some fun Christmas trees and fabrics. I love the organza effect.
What a great idea, using the organza. Love the colors on the panel. ndfromsd(AT)gmail(DOT)com
I’d like to try art quilts. You gave some great ideas.
I love this idea. Thanks so much.
What a fun project! Thanks for sharing!
I love this idea. Thank you so much.
What a great idea, thanks for sharing. I will try and visit all the clever ladies in the hop and get some ideas for Christmas presents. Hugs, Susie x
This looks like a great project for the holidays! Thank you for your tutorial.
WOW - love the shiny effect of the organza!!! Super cool!!! mumbird3atgmaildotcom
This is just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing, and for the chance to win.
That is lovely. The shine that you get from the organza is amazing and adds so much to the piece.
Your winter wall hanging is beautiful! I have never used organza, netting or tulle but may have to try it. Thanks for sharing.
I so enjoy seeing these projects. It might even inspire me to get something done before Christmas. I love the improv trees with the bright colors.
Very pretty quilts. Thank you for the chance in the giveaway also. There is a link to my contact form below my blog's header (a round grey image with an envelope on it).
Organza used like that would create a holiday look to just about anything. Thanks for sharing. And for the giveaway. My address: shades000(at)gmail(dot)com
I loved the organza!! Never used it. Thanks for the great idea and the giveaway. firstname.lastname@example.org
fantastic idea for a little quilt giving it that shimmery snowy look....great giveaway too!
I love the addition of the organza. It adds a wonderful shimmery winter feel to the piece. Well done.
What a great touch with the organza! email@example.com
I love the freebie fabrics and panel. Georgeous!
The organza adds such a pretty sheen to the winter scene. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
What a clever use of tulle for a cute snowy scene. Thanks for the inspiration.
Beautiful use of the Organza! I've never used Organza myself but this does but ideas in my brain lol thank you!
I always love to see your ideas and tutorials. I'm tired this morning and had to read carefully. I got confused with the tulle/organza. I loved the look of the organza and agree that it can be difficult to use. I have tulle and have not tried it, yet. Another great project! I love your giveaway - the panel is wonderful and I love the colors - it will make an amazing project. As always - thanks for sharing.
What an inspiring tutorial! Never would have thought to add another layer to my pieced top - grateful for all the new ideas you have shown today. Thank you.
Wow, I love this technique. It seems very versatile. I may use this technique to make a wall hanging for my first grandchild's nursery. It's an undersea theme and I think this would be great! Thank you.
Wow, very inspiring. Loved your technique.
Such a nice quilt. Thanks for the tutorial on what looks like a fun technique.
The organza makes your little mini look very festive.
love the translucent organza, I am going to try it on my next project. thanks!
Clever idea. Love the improv! nikki_moshier@ hotmail.com
The organza really makes it more like Christmas! Love the panel and the coordinates too!
The organza really does give it a Christmasy feel
What a fun way to play. Thanks for the new idea!
Neat idea! I really like the shimmer the organza adds! Thanks for the opportunity to win the beautiful panel and coordinates!
I really like the little house tucked in with the trees and the way the organza shimmers across the surface. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
What a wonderful giveaway! Yours is one of the nicest Christmas wall hangings I've seen in awhile.
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Nice wall hanging--different idea with the overlay and it really changes the piece!
Love your snowy scene! Thanks for the great tutorial!
Love the mini and thanks for the tutorial. I have added it to my list of crafts to do with the Brownies or Guides this Christmas. I think the younger girls in particular will like it.
Thank your the tutorial. Great idea.
That is such a fun project. Almost as much fun was seeing what you pulled out of your box! I've not done a technique quite like this, and it sounds like fun for Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win the panel and the fabrics. I love Christmas!
This blog hop is so fun and inspiring! I love your project and would not have thought to put organza over it, the effect is so cool. Thank you for the lovely giveaway. Merry Christmas in July!
I love the idea of using organza to give this holiday sparkle! Thanks for sharing this.
That is very creative. Sometimes I am a little bit nervous to try something new, but seeing how it worked in your project is cool.
Very very cute and looks like fun too... firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks so much for the giveaway; I would love to supplement my Christmas stash with some pretty new fabric and also try something new.
I absolutely LOVE your Christmas in July miniature. Thank you for sharing this with us. I'm sure be trying my own Christmas scene soon.
What a fun idea of working with organza! Thank you for the gift -a-way opportunity !
ollieami at aol dot com
Love that panel and the fabric to go with it! Thanks for the chance. Enjoyed your tutorial as well. My email is: email@example.com
Oh how lovely! I really need to try that technique, it looks so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing! xx
I never thought of using tulle but will now give it a try
Beautiful, simple and fun project. I love that it is kid friendly, they could make them for Christmas gifts. Thank you for sharing and explaining how you were able to make the small wall hanging. Thanks for participating in the blog hop!
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