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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Dimensional Christmas Tree

At last month's meeting of the smaller group I attend, one of our members kindly taught us how to make a dimensional Christmas tree wall hanging. I've managed to finish my version of it just in time for the next meeting, which will be this week. :) It was suggested to use green fabrics for the tree — of course! -- and a light background, but I was using scraps from my stash and found it better to reverse the colors because of the shapes I had available.

I think you can tell that the bottom of each "layer" of the tree isn't sewn down. I was supposed to make each one slightly "poofy" to stand away a bit from the background, but I decided to make them flat to make storage simpler. ;) I machine quilted the background before applying the tree parts, and that was definitely a good decision; I didn't have to work around the tree at all as I quilted! I kept the quilting simple, with wavy lines around the tree trunk and some basic large feathers around the top. I think you may be able to see the feathers here, if you click on the photo to make it larger.

The original pattern had a pieced border, but I happened to have this pretty stripe left over from a previous project, so I used that instead.


  1. what a cute tree. I searched and couldn't find a pattern to purchase. Could you share the pattern name and designer?
    thanks for sharing yours and getting us in an early holiday mood.

    1. Thanks! I'll have to find out who the designer is, but I do know that it's called O Christmas Tree. :)


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