Well, who couldn't love this? A bloggerland show of all quilts Christmasy, just in time to put us in the holiday sewing spirit. So bring on the hot cocoa and 42 foot high stack of catalogs in the mailbox, it's time for Christmas! Thanks to http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com/ for hosting this great show.
Funky Tree Farm
Since I love the look of applique on a pieced background, I set the tree shapes onto a background that was simply strip pieced from two tone on tone fabrics in similar, but not matching, creamy beiges. Then it was time to play. Metallic threads in some fun stitches along the seams of the "crazy quilting" added to the effect and sort of made it look like the trees were sent direct from 1964 featuring the classic fuzzy silver garland of that era. Some iron-on jewels to replicate the multicolored glass balls my mother bought at Woolworths for 49 cents per box of 12 in 1972 and which each year we hung on the tree even as at least one or two would meet their worldly demise by falling on the floor and being stepped on completed the effect.
Thanks so much for visiting! Remember, every comment here on my post and at www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com/christmas-quilt-show is entered into the drawing for all the prizes! I'd love to hear what you think of this design, my blog, whether or not you also had boxes of glass ornaments that were treasured from year to year - whatever!