More Quilted Christmas Postcards

This is the second part of my quilted Christmas postcards series inspired by Quilter’s World, December 2015 issue.

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Christmas Tree Skirt

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Quilted Christmas Tree postcard

Let’s start with my favorite, the quilted Christmas tree, based on Christmas Tree Skirt by Bev Getschel.

I was in the process of cleaning up scraps after working on my Gravity Quilt – a quilt which uses 109 different shades of Kona cotton solids.  The kit contains layer cakes (10″ squares) of each colour and there were leftovers of each color.  In other words, a lot of really pretty colours to work with!  It took 3 attempts to get the tree right.  In the end, using tissue to paper piece the tree provided the best result.  But this has taken scrap hoarding to a whole new level!   piecesMy wonky star doesn’t look anything like the Star Whimsy Wire Ornament (by Chris wire star jMalone) that inspired it.  wire starIt seems I have lost my
crazy quilting ability.  On the other hand, it WAS kinda small!
I gave up on the crazy quilting.  The 12 piece star became 1, with some echo stitching, a ‘frame’ and a gemstone.  Done is done.

 

The Perfect Tree (by Julie Weaver) became perfect only after I stopped trying to piece it!  I love the double frame, and it was surprisingly easy to do with only one seam that is hidden under the frame above it.framed tree framed tree j

 

 

 

 

 

Classy Christmas Mug Rug (by Carolyn S. Vagts) looked easy enough.  But looks are deceiving.  It was one of those items that challenged me every step of the way, and I kept adding things to try and rescue it.  In the end it just might land on the ‘seconds’ pile.

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Finally, here are a couple of postcards for the Grandkids (shh, don’t tell them).  They are part of my “Super Simple” series, made from preprinted fabric.  Fast, easy and adorable.

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About Judy's Quilting Studio

Creator of all things quilted; minimalist in everything except fabric!
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5 Responses to More Quilted Christmas Postcards

  1. Kate says:

    Beautiful postcards!

  2. Your Christmas tree postcard is wonderful.

  3. Vicki W says:

    Your cards are fantastic! Thank you for sharing the link.

  4. Judy Cooper says:

    Your mug rugs are lovely. Love the scrappy tree

  5. Love your postcards! Love how you took an idea and changed it up, super cute.

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