Friday, March 31, 2017

Quilted Ornaments

Yes, it's the last day of March and the last thing on your mind is probably Christmas, but I have a holiday finish to share! One of the projects on my selfish sewing list for this year (and for this quarter of the Finish Along) were some micro-quilted holiday ornaments.


I got the inspiration to make these from Leanne over at the Devoted Quilter. She posted a tutorial during the holidays this past season and I knew that I wanted to make some for next year. While I think they'd make great little gifts, I plan on keeping these for myself. We have a 2nd Christmas tree that will only be decorated with handmade ornaments.

They were very fun to make and great practice with flow quilting which is something that I need to get better at, especially now that I have long arm machine. Making smooth transitions from one motif to another takes practice and this allows me to do it without getting overwhelmed. I'm hoping to make at least 4 more throughout the year to add to our tree by next December.

3 comments:

  1. Making the ornaments through the year will be a cool way to document your progress and comfort with flow quilting. Were these done on your new long arm? You might have said but I missed that.

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  2. These are adorable and even better, ready to decorate with at Christmas! Thank you for linking up on behalf of the 2017 global Finish-A-Long hosts.

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  3. these are so pretty a tree with all hand made decorations will look beautiful

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