Monday, 6 January 2014
Wonky Christmas Trees
A few years ago I belonged to Parkhouse Quilters which met up regularly in Bude. Sadly I was not able to continue attending due to childcare.
However on one of their outings we all went over to see Jo Colwill at Cowslip Workshops (http://www.cowslipworkshops.co.uk/) where she taught us the above block - one triangular tree surrounded by wonky log-cabin.
I loved the pattern so much I came home I thought I could make a hanging to go on the wall up the stairs. Where we used to live it was a very high wall and I thought it make a great statement.
I made a long wall-hanging using Christmas fabrics for all the log cabin strips. The trees are a gorgeous graduated green that is covered in silver glitter. The tree trunks are literally scraps of brown fabrics as it was such a tiny piece.
To make it more of a statement I used all the scraps of the fabrics used in the log cabin and the trees and of course the calico background and made Prairie Points for the outside (have a look how to make them here - http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpatternsprojects/ss/prairie_points.htm) and I think that they do finish it off nicely - along with the quirky star quilting.
So now the wall is bare.
We could always put up Jonathan's Marvel poster which fits rather nicely .... or I could make another quilt.....
... I have an idea for one using Japanese fabric....