December 10, 2014

More Trees

I've been working on more of the free motion quilted tree ornaments I shared before.
This time I'm making them a little differently. Before, I made the ornament and then stitched the tree through both layers. Since I wasn't using batting I wanted to have the two layers of fabric to help stabilize all those stitches, but there was still a little distortion as you can see in the ornament on the right. The one on the left is made with the new method. I'm using a tear away stabilizer and only stitching the tree onto the front piece. Then, after removing the stabilizer, I put the ornament together. It makes for a much neater finished product, don't you think?
I also tried a new fmq design. I quite like the swirl-filled tree! Hopefully this evening I'll have a chance to finish the ones I have half done.

How is your Christmas sewing coming along?

11 comments:

  1. How neat that you modified your process a bit, and I do really like the swirls in the tree! Those are going to be lovely ornaments. :)

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  2. I love the swirl tree!! What a special ornament :)

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  3. What a difference some stabilizer makes. They are looking great!

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  4. The swirls look great! These are going to really dress up your Christmas tree. So pretty!

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  5. These are so pretty, what a lovely idea!

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  6. These are so cute! What a great idea!

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  7. I love these trees! I don't have an embroidery machine but these would be cute hand embroidered as well. blessings, marlene

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  8. Love the tree FMQ! Happy New Year!

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