My Sewful Retirement

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Modern Patchwork Christmas Trees

Hello Friends — between work, visiting family and looking for a new house I haven’t had time to  chat. Usually I’m organized and plan ahead with my Christmas gift giving– not this year 😦

I finished my  Christmas hexagon table topper that I started before Thanksgiving.

Christmas Hexie TR

Christmas Hexie TR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I used fat quarters for this topper and had large scraps left over.

Christmas Hexie Scrap

Christmas Hexie Scrap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Because of their odd shape my first inclination was to toss them out – then I had the famous “aha” moment by realizing I could cut the scraps into smaller triangles using my tri-recs ruler set.

Christmas Hexie Tri Recs

Christmas Hexie Tri Recs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of my favorite quilt pattern/tutorials is Christa Watson’s Modern Trees. Using the tutorial as inspiration I created 4 mug rugs from the scraps.

christmas-mug-rugs

 

 

 

 

 

 

One gift down many more to go!

Hexie Gift Seft

Hexie Gift Seft

 

Topper : 23 inches

Mug Rug /Snack Mats : 7 x 9 inches

Fabric: Christmas bundle JoAnn Fabrics

outline quilting with walking foot

 

 

Gift #2

My husband’s family are big Green Bay Packer Fans. I made this wall hanging for my mother in law. Each panel was created with my embroidery machine including the quilting. I stitched the panels together added a backing, stitched in the ditch and added binding. If you have an embroidery machine and would like to make one you can purchase the Fabric Strip Trees design from Chantell’s Creations. I used the 7.8 x 11.7 inch file to create my wall-hanging.

 

I did manage to find time to make a small modern trees  wall hanging for myself!

Quilt measures 20 x 33. Fabric from my stash.

Christmas Patchwork Trees

Christmas Patchwork Trees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One thought on “Modern Patchwork Christmas Trees

  1. You’ve been busy! Love the tree wall hanging!

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