I am sorry to report that there is no tree in my house this year. It is not that I don't like the Christmas season -- I really enjoy it. I've been watching the Christmas movies on the two Hallmark channels since the beginning of November. And the Advent series at church is a reminder of why we really celebrate the season.
But I really don't like the work (and the mess) associated with a tree. I've been known to purchase my share of Charlie Brown trees -- that mysteriously tip over in the middle of the night (...with no animals to blame).
I decided that this year, my tree would be a quilty one. Just a small item that could be hung on a real tree -- the next time I put one up.
Bernina USA had a post on Facebook with a number of Christmas coasters. They were super cute. After looking at them I though that they could be remade using a mixture of applique and embroidery -- and turned into ornaments.
My video tutorial today will show you how I chose to decorate my tree. Everything in this tutorial was done in Electric Quilt (EQ Stitch is not required).
Consider using small buttons or crystals for the small ornaments.
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