Phew, this one came in just under the wire. I've been wanting a Christmas wallhanging (other than an advent calendar), for the last few years but just never got around to it.
Last week I was watching The Quilt Show video where Ricky Tims demonstrates how to make a one-seam flying geese block, to which I had linked back in June. I remember thinking that it's a really cool technique, but it sure uses a lot of fabric. That is, if you just want a flying geese block.
Mulling, mulling. What could you use the pockets for? Paper? Cards? And then it hit me that this technique could be used to make a holiday card holder wallhanging! I got a wee bit excited.
|See the pocket?
|Just slip in the card
- The flying geese blocks are thick so I had problems machine quilting it. Next time, I'd press the seams open.
- I'd also try making the background of the blocks that are in the tree green.
Quiltography: “Season's Greetings,” original design by Michèle-Renée Charbonneau, Ottawa, 29” by 30”, 2011.