Monday, December 22, 2008

Tree Farm

 
Christmas is just around the corner, so off to the Tree Farm we go! Now, what will it be this time? Cypress, cedar, spruce or pine? Have you ever appliqued flannel? I was expecting trouble, but was pleasantly surprised at how easily the edges rolled under and nice, smooth curves formed. Another surprise, as I hand quilted my Tree Farm, was the ease of the needle passing through the flannel.
 
 

Also finished my December Noah's Ark block, The Lion's.


I hope your Christmas is merry and spent with ones you love.  Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year!


Until next year.....happy quilting!

Karen

17 comments:

Catherine said...

Interesting to know about appliqueing flannel -- and about hand quilting it! I had heard the exact opposite of your experience -- I'm really glad that was wrong!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you too!

Fiesta said...

Karen, I have so enjoyed reading about your lovely creations throughout the year.
May your holidays be joyful and blessed.

Jackie said...

All your projects came out beautiful. I have just finished my Nov Noah's ark and have to trace Dec. I will have it done before the end of the month. Merry Christmas to you too!

Carol said...

I so enjoy your blog! Your work is beautiful and your projects so much fun. I fly out this afternoon for Christmas in Kansas City with all my family. Have a Merry, Merry Christmasw!

idahoquilter said...

I have had good experience with hand work and fannel especially the Moda flannels they are wonderful to work with. Have a Merry Christmas Karen

Quiltbirdie said...

Have a wonderful Christmas - stitch a lot!

Robin, aka Quiltbirdie

Carrie P. said...

I have never appiqued flannel. Sounds like it worked well for you.
I am behind on my Noahs ark stitchery.
Christmas Blessings to you and your family.

belinda said...

hi karen...love your trees....have a Merry Christmas...

Terry said...

Love your trees Karen! And congrats on getting the lions done too! Merry Christmas! :0)

Carole said...

What cute projects! Happy Holliday!

Wendy said...

I hope you had a relaxing Christmas with family and friends.

Tanya said...

I'm working on that Noah's ark block right now. Think I'll get it done in the next three days? Yours is looking nice!

Willow Lake Stitches said...

Great blog, very interesting.

Wonderful idea with the quilt jar ! I might have to try it !

Happy New Year !

Beth

Judy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog...I came over to visit and just love your work! Your Baby Ralphie quilt is fantastic! Love those 30's prints!

Christine said...

Your lion stitchery is very cute.
Happy New Year.
Christine

Karen said...

Your little tree quilt & Noah's Ark blocks are cute as can be!

Quiltbirdie said...

Hi Karen -
I tried to e-mail you an answer to the question you asked about my Bird Brain Santa embroidery but it bounced back. I'm using DMC #8 pearl cotton and the color is 321. I'm probably going to use a combination of the pearl cotton and some DMS floss on the one I'm currently working on as it has lots of small details. I'm going to give it a try, anyway, and see if I like it that way.