Friday, December 9, 2011

Favorite Things Friday

I'm linking up with Shay's Quilting in My Pyjamas blog this week for the Favorite Things Friday party.  Besides just liking Fridays in general, my favorite thing today is Christmas decorations, the handmade/homemade sort.  I've made dozens of Christmas ornaments and decorations over the years and have given dozens as gifts--there have been felt mittens, painted mini plaques, embroidered and beaded felt decorations, rice paper decoupaged reindeer, quilted and bejeweled  banners/Christmas card holders, stuffed toy candy canes, and painted wooden trays, among the many!  Here's a start to my latest, set to adorn a mini quilt wooden stand:

This beautiful 6" paper-pieced tree block was made by a fellow online quilt group member for a swap we had four years ago.  Shame that it has been sitting in a tub so long!  I framed it out and will do a simple stitch and turn, a bit of quilting, and add a sleeve for the rod on my hanger.  Voila', decor 2011!

9 comments:

Denise :) said...

Annie, what a beautiful block! I love how precise paper piecing is! Have a happy weekend! :)

Shay said...

I love that block AND the idea to turn it into a mini quilt for a decoration. It deserves to shine and not live it's life in a tub somewhere.

Marg said...

A great idea to turn that cute block into a Christmas decoration.

Sarah said...

Annie - I love your tree and can't wait to see it in the wooden quilt stand.

Quilter Kathy said...

It's a beautiful block...a perfect Christmas ornament!

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Oh, what a lovely block! Love that you are framing it out and sharing it. It rather deserves a moment out of the tub. ;) Happy FTF! ☺

Suzanne said...

What a gorgeous block! And a great idea for displaying a single block.

Belinda said...

This is such a great little pattern!!

Michelle said...

Wonderful block! It will make a great holiday display.