Welcome back to Holiday Craft Bash week 5! I hope you are all enjoying the holiday project fun that Jacey, Jessica, Meredith and I have been dishing up for you. Between the four of us, we have a lot of different styles so there must be something for everyone here :)
This week I've made a cute little wall hanging/mini quilt to share with you. Since I had some lovely pieces of the Joy fat quarters I bought for last week's project left over, I decided to use one for the background and some scraps for the trees.
Here's what you need:
background fabric: 12 1/2" x 18 1/2"
10 scraps for trees (approx 3 1/2" x 5")
fusible webbing: 1/4 yard (sorry - forgot to include this in Meredith's post!)
binding: 2 2 1/2" x WOF strips
batting and backing: 15" x 21"
hanging triangles: 2 4" squares of scrap fabric
I used two tree shapes for this wall hanging. You can get the individual tree templates and the tree placement templates here. Or, if you'd like to draw your own, both trees are equilateral triangles. The "A" tree is 4" tall and 3" wide. The "B" tree is 4 1/2" tall and 2 3/8" wide.
Trace 6 A trees and 4 B trees onto the paper side of the fusible web. Cut the shapes apart without cutting on the traced lines. To keep track of which trees go where, I suggest labeling the A trees, b, d, e, g, h, j and the B trees, a, c, f, i.
Further cutting marks need to be made on all trees except trees c, f, and h. For example, lay the b fusible tree over the b tree on the placement template. Noting where the c tree will be in front of the b tree, draw a line about a quarter inch past the line where the trees overlap. This will allow the fabric from the b tree to go underneath the c tree without adding a lot of bulk. Repeat this process for the other fusible trees.
Now, remove the paper backing and stick the fusible to the wrong side of the tree scraps and cut them out on the drawn lines.
Repeat the process for the 6 tree grouping, placing the far left corner of the first tree 6 1/4" below the top raw edge of the background and 1/2" from the left raw edge.
Satin stitch all the trees in place.
Layer the quilt top with the batting and backing and quilt. I started my quilting by drawing a modified "Z" from the upper left corner to just below the upper line of trees, then I switched direction til I was even with the bases of the bottom row of trees and then turned back the other way. I echo quilted around this line right over the trees.
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