I didn't get this done in time for this year, so I'm getting a jump on things for next year.
|Holiday Tree Wall Hanging|
This is a small (~16"x18") paper pieced wall hanging.
It is an original design, but loosely inspired by several christmas tree blocks I've seen floating around.
The background fabric was not the best choice -- a little too much pattern to show the dense, swirly background free motion quilting. The back shows the quilting a bit better.
|Back of Wall Hanging|
I used Fast Finish Triangles in the upper corners for hanging (http://www.alzquilts.org/paqdisplay.html).
It looks like the Fast Finish tutorial link is no longer valid, but here is another link -- or just google. http://www.heirloomcreations.net/sewing-tips/how-to-hang-small-quilts/
For the Fast Finish Triangles, you basically cut 2 squares of fabric that are about 1/3 or so of the width of the quilt, fold on the diagonal and iron (I sometime put a little fusible tape next to the fold inside and iron again to make it firmer). After the quilt is quilted and you are ready to bind, position the right angles (cut edges) of the folded triangles in the upper right and left corners of the quilt. I usually stitch them down in the outer seam allowance to make sure they stay put while I sew on the binding.
Leave a comment and your email if you would like the instructions and PDF's of the foundations.
Happy New Year and happy quilting.