Quilted Fabric Christmas Wreath


This is a wreath I have worked on during the last three days. I know that the holidays are over and that you probably do not want to see any more Christmas decorations, but I wanted to show you this Christmas wreath before next December. I won the fabric a few weeks ago in a giveaway that was held by Lara from BuzzinBumble. Believe it or not, she designed this old-fashion-looking fabric. You can read her post about it here. And you can see a gorgeous table topper she has made with it.

After I received my prize, I placed the fabric where I could see it every day and the idea of making a fabric wreath appeared. I also decided to quilt over the beautiful motifs with metallic threads. And ameliorate my not-so-good free motion quilting skills while doing so. I really enjoyed working on this high-quality fabric and I think I am now a little better at machine quilting. 😉 (More pictures below. You can click on them to see the details.)


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Christmas Decorations and Embroidered Napkin


This is a wreath I have made twenty years ago and I still use it every year. This time, it was placed on top of a small tree on the kitchen counter, along with “natural” decorations (see pictures below).


This is the base of the tree, with a Christmas napkin my mother embroidered. You can also see one of the orange peels I dried more than twenty years ago. They are still in good shape.


A close look on my mother’s embroidery. Beautiful. It goes so well with neutral or dark items.


At the centre is a tiny decoration also made by my mother. A little red bird on a nut shell, partly hidden by a piece of orange peel. How cute is that? (Very popular among children.)


A black pepper ball hanged with raffia.


White pepper. I placed each one on hot glue. I burned my fingers many times while doing them.


Red pepper. I think it shrank with time, as we can see the glue now.


Pinecones in a row, still attached to a tree branch. I managed to keep the branch intact for more than twenty years now. To be handled with care.


Pinecones glued together to form a star. Maybe some of you know where the inspiration comes from… and have made the same.


Big and sturdy pinecones at the base of my precious wreath.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!


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