Thursday, September 11, 2008
Crazy Quilt Hearts-n-Lace Ornaments
I have been busy making a variety of Crazy Quilt Christmas Ornaments for a couple of swaps I am in. As you my have guessed, my theme is once again Shabby Chic.
Last year, at a yard sale, I found a piece of an old quilt cut to about 20x20. The colors were just too pretty to pass up so I bought it for .25 and figured some day I would find the perfect use for it. Well....that day finally came. I cut out about 12 little hearts and decided to make Christmas Ornaments of of it. First I embellished each one with various small pieces of my hand dyed laces - dyed them to match the colors in the fabric. Then I embellished each piece with beads, threads and ribbon. Once the embellishing was done, I put the hearts back to back and used a heavy cotton floss to outline the hearts in a blanket stitch. Just before I closed up the edges I stuffed each one with cotton. Ta da - now all I have to do is bead up some little hangers for them to hang on my tree. Hmmmm ... just thought - If you don't want to hand them from a tree, throw them in a pretty bowl as a decoration to be used year round.