‘Tis the season
…to start thinking about the season. The guild Christmas party invitation said to bring ‘an orphan block created into something of your choice’. Perfect timing, I was so in the mood for this kind of project. I made two and took pics so you can join in the fun.
It’s a door decoration. I like the sound of bells at Christmas and my other one has seen better days. It’d also look great hanging in front of an old mirror.
- A 4″ quilt block quilted (if it had already been quilted I’d have probably just cut it out of the quilt and left the edges raw).
- Lace for the hangar
- sheer fabric 2″ x 3″
- 1/2″ strip of muslin
- tiny flowers
- 2″ squares of cardstock and old paper
- distress ink
After quilting the block, sew the lace ends onto one corner. Pinch sheer fabric into a bow and sew on top of lace.
Wrap muslin strip around flower stem a few times, tie and sew on.
Glue old paper to cardstock, let dry and zigzag all around. Distress edges and using a pen cap dipped in paint, stamp random circles. Punch a hole in top and bottoms corners. Set aside to dry.
Find letters/words in old books or print them yourself, arrange and glue. Graphics can sometimes be found on title pages or chapter headings.
Sew on a few buttons and glue on some words. Join the pieces with wire or a string and add bells.
Add painted paper circles to back if you like.
Voila! Happy Monday to you all!