I really can’t believe it’s already been a year since I published this Christmas Tree mini quilt pattern!
You can find the first version I made of this Christmas-themed mini quilt (called Candy Christmas) over in this post here.
I wanted another version of this mini quilt in a red colour scheme for the Christmas table. (All these little gingerbread flavoured morsels are my downfall, I love them so much. And the fruit mince pies. Mmm.)
All the fabrics are from stash and my scrap pile. The tree and trunk fabrics feel like they were designed especially for these purposes. The Alison Glass Sunprint low volume* has sweet little motifs already on it. And the taupe, flecked neutral* is very bark-like.
I used a feathery satin stitch to appliqué the tree and star to the background.
Wall hangings and table toppers are a great way to use up offcuts of batting. It also feels like a low risk opportunity to sew smaller pieces together as home decor items usually receive less wear-and-tear than a quilt.
For quilting, I went with simple straight lines, using the patchwork piecing edges as my guide.
For binding I used the outer most fabric, cut at 2″ to create a more narrow frame. The backing was another sweet red print from stash.
This mini quilt was a super quick sew and will be adorning our Christmas Day table.
If you are a fan of embroidery and/or beading you might like to embellish the Christmas tree on your mini quilt.
I have a short, 5 min video below showing some embroidery stitches that look great in either floss or perle cotton thread. Use plain or metallic threads to sew little decorations and garlands on the Christmas tree after quilting.
If you’d like to sew your own Christmas Tree mini quilt then you can find the pattern here in the shop.
I hope you’ve made all your silly season preparations. I think we’re finally done, just a few more presents to wrap for under the tree.
This year I actually bought my own presents (which I heartily recommend – you always get exactly what you want). I’m having a love affair with jigsaw puzzles at the moment after working on this amazing puzzle* at a friend’s house. I loved the quality of the puzzle and humour in the illustrations, so I’ve ordered this fun French kitchen version* for me for Christmas. And I guess I’m now officially a crazy puzzle lady as I bought one of these organisers*, too. So easy to slide under the couch!
Wishing you and your families all the best for the holiday season. I hope you get to take some time for yourself and enjoy some sewing!
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