I made this little English paper pieced Christmas tree and had intended on making it into a wall hanging before posting it. However, it’s becoming glaringly obvious that with the Christmas presents I’m working to finish up, that isn’t going to happen in time for Christmas. So I figured I’d show off my work in progress.
I’m planning on 2015 being the year I make a triangle quilt so I wanted to do a little test project before I dive in. The tree went pretty quickly and I love how it looks.
I’ve never actually done any quilting before and I’m not entirely sure how successful I was with it. I bought this fusible batting that claimed to not need basting, but it didn’t work very well and shifted a lot. Apparently I’m not the only one who didn’t have luck with it, someone left it a 1 star review. I also probably should have considered marking out my lines because they’re pretty shaky. But it was my first time and I think it was a valiant effort.
Here’s the PDF template for the triangles for the tree. You will need 30 total, 25 green and 5 brown. Christmas Tree Triangle Template
Now I just need to do the binding, which I’ve never done before. Do you have a favorite binding tutorial or technique? I’d love to hear it!