It's the most wonderful time of the year- ALMOST. Why not celebrate by making a fat quarter friendly project? I am participating in a Fat Quarter challenge sponsoring by Fairfield World and Robert Kaufman. I got a great fat quarter bundle of Robert Kaufman's Winter's Grandeur Fabrics in a black and gold colorway. There so many great prints to choose from. I couldn't decidebetween them. The answer- patchwork!!
Wood pieces- 1" dowel, wood circles
DecoArt Americana Acrylics Paints- Lamp Black, Golden Straw
Embellishments of choice
Recycled glass jars
Small glass ornaments, ribbons
Glue gun and glue sticks
Paint brushes, rotary cutter and self healing mat
Sewing machine and thread
I started by cutting the fat quarters into jelly roll sized strips (2 1/2") uisng the rotary cutter and mat.
I love using selvages so I cut them out and sewed them to the centers of some of the strips.
Then I sewed the strips together patchwork style until I had two rectangles measuring 14" x 16."
Then I cut two tree shapes for the back and the front of the stuffies. I sewed them together, leaving about 5" open for stuffing.
Insert a painted dowel and adorn your trees with wood shapes. As a base, I inserted my dowel in a recycled glass jar filled with glass ornaments and ribbons.
This project is part of a challenge I'm participating in as a member of Fairfield World's Design Team.
Check out the other entries below, and vote for *your* favorite project! You can also enter to win your own Robert Kaufman fabric! Vote by clicking on the heart in the corner of your favorite project, and enter to win by leaving a comment at FairField World's blog.
THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO ENTER THE ROBERT KAUFMAN & FAIRFIELD CONTEST:
1. Click on the little heart in the top right hand corner of your 2 favorite projects below.
2. Jump over to the Fairfield World Blog and leave a comment about what you would make if you won. (Two randomly selected winners will receive a Fat Quarter Bundle and choice of a bag of Poly-fil batting or Poly-fil Fiberfill)
Thanks for stopping by!
Live Life Creatively,