Crafts, Design, DIY, Quilting, Sewing

Whatever Wednesday ~ Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

Hey everyone!! I have been working hard on a sewing project the past couple days. I found a bunch of scraps in my moms stash of fabric and they all matched pretty well. I can’t ermember who’s idea it was, either mine or my sisters, maybe it was mom? Anyway, one of us thought the scraps would make a cute Christmas tree lap quilt. They were mostly all green with some red. I found enough of them and made it into a tree shape:

Here’s what I came up with first.

My sister found some white fabric with stars on them so I cut that up to make up the sides of the quilt. I was wanting to make the whole thing 20 in x 20 in. I’m not very good at cutting straight, even with a ruler, so it turned out to be all different lengths.

I pinned the edges face together, one strip at a time and then sewed them a quarter inch or less from the edge.

Here’s the front of it before it was all the way finished.

And here it is all sewn together and ironed.

Today I cut the backing out from a pretty red print fabric. I had to sew together 3 pieces of batting for the middle and then I pinned them all together. I wanted to do the quilting, but I need my mom’s opinion on how to quilt it so I’ll wait to see what she thinks I should do. I was thinking lines going down the opposite direction of the pieces or the same direction. My sister, Rachelle suggested doing diagonal lines, but since I’m not a straight sewer they would look funky because my pieces aren’t all sewn the same size. UGH!! I’m a beginner, I need to cut myself some slack!

So, it’s not finished yet, but I hope I’ll be able to quilt it tonight and then bind it and finish it up tomorrow. We’ll see how that goes:)

Here’s a list of the rest of the projects I want to finish in the next 6 days before we leave (Has it already been 3 weeks??!! I can’t believe we’re leaving next week. I’m sad!):

1. Malaya’s Dress & shirt Check!

2. Tree quilt Check!

3. Monkey bib Check!

4. My quilt

5. Flowers (for headbands and clips) All I need to do for these is glue them onto some matching fabric or felt!:)

So, if I finish the tree quilt tomorrow and start on the Monkey bib that night I think I can knock that out by Saturday and start on my quilt. I’m really excited about my quilt!! I’m going to use a jelly roll that my mom has already and cut out some extra strips from her scraps and do kind of the same thing as I am with this tree quilt, just bigger. I’m excited about it!! I LOVE the colors and fabric I’ve picked out!!

What have you been working on lately??!! Share with us so we can admire it:)

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11 thoughts on “Whatever Wednesday ~ Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

  1. That is so cute, Megs! I’m amazed at people who can quilt. I admire your ambition. 🙂 I cannot believe how the time has flown by this month! We’re excited to have you back soon!

  2. this is absolutely adorable, thanks for sharing it on my center of attention sunday link up!

    i so admire people who have the patience for quilting; i’m such an instant gratification type person – lol

  3. […] I am so excited to announce that I was featured on Center of Attention Deficit Disorder, the blog!! YAY!! I just barely found her blog and linked up my Christmas tree wall hanging quilt and I got an email the next day saying she picked me to be a feature! My first feature!! I’m totally excited!! You can view my post here […]

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