I am a big fan of Karen Griska and her Selvadge blog and am always amazed at all the different projects that can be made from these interesting little strips of fabric that we all used to discard before we learnt the error of our ways. What about using some Christmas selvedges, I wondered. Out came my collection, and I carefully looked at all the Christmas ones, seeking inspiration. How about a simple triangular Christmas Tree? Selecting my strips, I stitched them onto a triangular homespun base, overlapping each raw edge with a selvedge.
I then trimmed the edges, then stitched the whole thing onto a plain background, and finished the edges with green ric rac. It was so easy I soon made two Christmas triangles. I finished the quilts with a Christmas print border, and with a bit of simple machine quilting, the two wall hangings were soon completed. Last step was to sew the hanging sleeves on the back, and stitch on a gold start button on top of each tree. This smaller one with the red and green border is for me.
I used a lighter Christmas print for the second one. This has been made as a gift for my pen friend Carol who first introduced me to Karen and her Selvadge Blog some time ago. I hope she likes it.