Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Christmas Table Topper

This diminuitive table-topper ~ yes, it is just slightly larger than 8" square ~ is a gift for a friend in Germany.  I shipped it her way yesterday and hope it arrives safely and in time.  If all goes well, it she should have it in a week.  One Christmas her gift didn't arrive until February.  I guess the post office sent it by wagon train that year.

With each project, I expand and attempt to perfect my free motion quilting skills.  I quilted these Christmas trees on the points.  As Sarah from Confessions of a Fabric Addict would say, they are "organic".  Yep, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Actually, it's an interesting phenomena.  When I look at each individual Christmas tree I quilted, I see all of the flaws.  However, when I look at the topper as a whole, those Christmas trees really look kind of cool.

I quilted the outline of the gingerbread man.  It made him puff quite nicely.

As I tend to immerse myself in rather large quilting projects, I am finding these small projects exceptionally rewarding.


  1. Your FMQ skills are pretty great. I don't see anything 'organic' about those trees. They are really amazing! Nicely done on the whole thing. What a cute little gift. I love fast and easy, too.

    xo -E

  2. 8 inches square?! That is a real feat to FMQ something that size so painstakingly precisely as it looks like you have. Nice job, kiddo! LOVE the trees!

  3. Adorable! The trees look terrific-and they should look organic!

  4. I like how the gingerbread man "pops" in the first photo.

    I want to put him in my mouth.

  5. Good on you for persevering with the FM especially on something so tiny. I think it looks pretty darn great!

  6. I love this gingerbread man. It is so perfect for your German penpal. The "organic" Christmas trees really set it off.

  7. That gingerbread man is just too cute! Love the table topper and your FMQ on that tiny piece is just GREAT! Nothing to worry about!
    Have a wonderful day!

  8. Adorable!!!

    It's great to hear from you! I hope all is well at your end.


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