It is less than 2 weeks until Christmas. Have you put up your Christmas tree yet?
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.
Here was my rendition of the Santa Claus, redone using Electric Quilt Stitch and my Brother PE500 Embroidery Machine.
Then I started to think about designing my own applique ornament. I decided to start with a very simple Christmas tree from the EQ library -- and proceeded to decorate it.
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).
Would you like my free pattern for the Christmas Tree ornament?
Consider using small buttons or crystals for the small ornaments.
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31 separate Spirograph-like designs for embroidery and computerized longarm machines. Watch the slideshow to see all of them. These were stitched at 4 inch on my embroidery machine.
Art and Stitch file included for those who wish to make other modifications of the designs.
I can see these stitched out as ornaments for your tree in the 3.9 inch size.
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