Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Mini Trees are Finished

The first set of tiny trees are ready for gift giving! 
You can find the tutorial to sew these little gems over at Kevin the Quilter

I quilted the tree centres in the same way, but I quilted the backgrounds differently just to reduce the boredom factor of working on the same thing over and over. The hand binding was the step that took the longest. I sewed a split hanging sleeve into the binding so that a little wooden skewer can go through there and the quilt can hang on the wall on one nail. This could also be a hot pad or a mug mat if the recipient didn't want it to be a wallhanging.
Are you making some of Kevin's trees for fun and/or for gifts?!?
Linking up to Sew Fresh Quilts.

16 comments:

  1. So cute! I want to make some too but no time right now.

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  2. These are darling, Kathy! I hear ya on the boredom factor with quilting! I can be halfway through a project and want to change it up because of boredom. I'm adding these to my ever-growing list. Thanks!

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  3. I'm trying. Yours are so fun! Love how you quilted the star!

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  4. Those are really cute and make a great gift! I was planning on making some myself, but so far life has got in the way!

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  5. Cutest little trees. I'm making similar ones for my month in the summer of making gift. Life is too full right now to make gifts. Blessings and Merry Christmas.

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  6. The quilting on your trees is just wonderful! And your hanging ideas make me want to make even more!

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  7. These are lovely little gifts Katy.

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  8. These are so sweet. I love how you did different quilting for each one.

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  9. I thought they were cute, too, so I am finishing one up right now! Thanks for the quilting inspiration!

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  10. These three trees are so cute! What sweet gifts for the giving! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

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  11. have got as far as downloading the tutorial but not made any yet would never have thought of a split hanging sleeve makes so much sense for small hangings will be using that

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  12. Good afternoon! Most the second work pleased me. Most successful variant of quilting)))

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  13. Congrats on the fun and festive finishes! So very cute.

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  14. I've made TWELVE of these babies!! 8 are done, with 4 ready for quilting. After 8, I was wondering how to quilt additional trees different still. I'm going to use your triangular tree quilting for (at least) one of the remaining trees. Thanks for posting!!

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  15. Okay this proves the ideas come from some creative zone in the universe! I saw your trees and thought hey! she made my 4" tree mini mini! Then I saw that it's not QUITE the same, and then I went to Kevin's site and saw his tutorial posted a day or two before I posted my Giveaway post (one gift was my mini)! HOWEVER, I first made a larger version, over a year ago, 8", and just had a thought to recreate it half size...there definitely a common thread that connects us!

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