Thinking back to my childhood brought memories of my grandmother and great aunt sitting in front of the fire quilting, and I couldn’t help but think she might be smiling at my crazy quilt stocking. With that in mind, I decided to explore another technique, a simple one that would combine handwoven and purchased fabric.
To embellish the seam lines, once again I relied on the embroidery stitches found on the sewing machine. It is such fun to try all the patterns, and it doesn’t take long to find that some work better than other.
Finally, the pattern piece is wrapped around the cone and hand stitched where the sides join. A little sparkle is added at the top, a twig became a trunk which is mounted on a scrap piece of board cut into a small square. Scraps really do come in handy!
Hmmm, now that I look at the trees I see the makings of a centerpiece for my nontraditional holiday table. Come back tomorrow to see how it turns out.
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