Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Winter Wonderland


I couldn't wait until this evening to upload the photos of my latest Island Batik (islandbatik.com) challenge.  As you can see by the picture, we were to make something to depict winter.  This shouldn't have been difficult for me as this is my favourite season.  However, I also wanted to use up the bits and pieces left over from other projects and most of them were green.  I decided on an evergreen tree.  I then added some machine appliqued woodland creatures.  I included a close up so you can see them.

This last photo shows a further addition.  Although we don't get as many Christmas cards as in years past, we do get them.  I used to display them on a string which I hung across a wall but haven't done that for a few years.  I decided to make something that would hold the cards and keep them nearby so we were able to reread them.  I made a pouch and velcroed it to the base of the hanging.  As the wall quilt isn't Christmasy,  it can, with the addition removed, stay on the wall until spring.
I put a mall booklet in one of the pockets so you could see how it works easier.

I liked the idea so much I am now turning a Christmas panel into the same idea but with the pouch permanently attached.