Okay, moving right along now, I've started a little Christmas project. Everything seems crazy busy at my house lately, so I thought something small -- wallhanging size -- was the way to go, rather than starting a big quilt. I decided to make a selvage Christmas tree. It's about 2 feet tall I think. The picture above is how it started.
Here it is with more detail added. And, yes I make a big mess when I quilt. I sit on the floor and just throw the fabric around wherever.
I have the background chosen. Nothing is sewn down at this point.
Here's the base. I may or may not keep the black base. I can't decide if it is too dark or not. I may make a blue base, as if the tree is sitting in a blue pot.
The little selvage star. Also not all sewn together yet.
And this is a close-up of the red selvage garland. I love that it says "Fabric for Perfect Occasions" because yes, I think it looks perfect on this tree!
And while I'm here, I'd like to say THANK YOU to everyone who has voted and helped spread the word about my novel The Town That Drowned being in contention for Canada Reads. The voting continues until Monday night. I would love to squeak through to the next round, but I just don't know, it's pretty fabulous competition that I'm up against. Anyhow, the link to the voting and more information is here.
Posted by Riel Nason