Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Saturday, November 30, 2019

One more tiny project

A friend in my local quilt group is decorating and donating a small Christmas tree for a charitable silent auction, and I wanted to contribute something to her efforts.  All of her decorations are to be sewing/quilting related.

After finishing up my Tiny Christmas Runner a few weeks ago, I realized that I could use those tiny embroidered designs to make some ornaments.  In order to do that, I traced the embroidery designs onto a larger piece of background fabric with some space between them, and stitched them up one evening this past week.


To make one ornament, I cut the embroidery into 2.5 inch squares, and made a tiny quilt sandwich with a piece of batting and a scrap of flannel.


A scrap of Christmas fabric, 1.5 x 8 inches was pressed, folded, and sewn into a loop for the hanger.


To give the ornament a little more shape, I added a smaller piece of batting behind the embroidery.  Then I pinned everything together and stitched around the square, 1/4 inch from each edge.  To finish the edges, I dug out my mom's old pinking shears and trimmed all the way around!

Sweet and simple!  

An hour or so later, here they all are!



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20 comments:

Carol R. said...

Those came out so/sew cute! A local church lets us use a room in their annex building for our weekly guild meetings and, in return for their kindness, we decorate and donate a Christmas tree to their annual Festival of Trees. Those little ornaments would have been perfect for this year's tree.

Michele McLaughlin said...

They look adorable and will be wonderful on the tree! I love the pinking sheared edge, it completes the look! Well done!

Chantal said...

I love it when things get re-purposed. Very well done on the ornaments. They have a little country charm that I love. ;^)

Sarah said...

What a lovely idea and finishing them with the pinking shears was a great idea too!

Vicki in MN said...

A fantastic way to use the little embroideries. I love the pinked edges to make these quick to make.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

those are cute - I like the edges finished that way

Quilter Kathy said...

What a creative idea! They turned out so sweet!

The Joyful Quilter said...

SEW sweet, Diann!!

Karrin Hurd said...

What cute ornaments! What a great idea!

Jayne said...

Adorable ornaments and they will look great on a tree!

gayle said...

Oh, those are absolutely adorable! What a great idea for ornaments!

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

Absolutely adorable.

MissPat said...

cute ornaments, the pinked edges were genius. Quick and easy.
Pat

Deb said...

These tiny ornaments are so cute, nice job.

piecefulwendy said...

So simply cute -- a perfect quick Christmas project! Great idea!

Louise said...

So sweet and teensy! I hope the tree brings in big bucks for the charity :)

tubakk said...

So, sew cute. I love them all.

Linda said...

How darling those are! I have my MIL's pinking shears but not sure they are sharp enough to use. I kind of forget about what a cute edge they make.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

These turned out so adorable. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Denise :) said...

These are so sweet! I love the designs -- which I downloaded -- but I haven't done anything with them yet. I was waiting to be inspired, by YOU! :)