I did however manage to finish three mini tree quilts as belated wedding gifts:
|They each measure about 16" x 20"|
I actually finished them weeks ago, all but the hanging sleeve on one and labels on two. I don't remember when I finally sewed them on, but I'm glad they're finished. All I need to do is cut dowels for hanging, find some mailing tubes, track down all three addresses, and then take them the 9 miles to the closest post office.
|The backs--two have hanging corners sewn in with the binding. The middle one I forgot to put the corners in, so I added a small hanging sleeve. The one on the left I wrote the label on a hanging corner.|
Hopefully it doesn't take me all of December to mail these out. All they do is shift around in my sewing room as I try to finish my currently quilting/sewing projects so I can start some new ones.
|This was the first one I made, to see how it would go. I decided I liked it better with just the first initials, so that's all I put on the other two.|
I got my original idea from here, and then saw several other copy cat quilts, here and here.
|This one doesn't lay as flat as it should due to the slightly thicker batting.|
|I didn't have enough solid brown or tan (which I've since remedied) for the third one, so I used some faux bois print fabric I already had from Joann's. W is not a fun letter to quilt.|
|From left to right: finished, done with the quilting, and ready to be quilted.|
Well, here's to new beginnings (and getting my sewing table cleaned off)!