Monday, December 13, 2010
The Christmas tree is so simple to make.....Cut a 7 1/2" X 6 1/2" rectangle. Fold it in half lengthwise as shown in the picture. Start at the top and cut out V shapes to get the branches, ending with the trunk of the tree as shown in the second picture. Decorate with tinsel, ric-rac or anything you might have that is miniature and shiny. There are even tiny Christmas lights out there in the stores! I happen to have these cute little Christmas packages that were on a string that I could use for my tree. You can be as elaborate as you wish. I plan to embellish all of my attachments next year before I start putting them on the quilt again.
I have found that I can pin the little attachments on with tiny safety pins easier than using the velcro. Works for me!
Directions for making Santa are in the newspapers Dec. 15 and 16th 2010
Batting makes the Santa very lightweight, but pretty. Be sure to make him large enough to fill up the entire block on your Seasonal Simple Irish Chain Quilt started in October. Directions and pictures are on the blog for making this seasonal quilt. Every month there will be new attachments for the quilt. Don't fall too far behind. It is such a pretty little quilt and children love it!