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making :: folded trees {ornaments}

By Tuesday, January 26, 2016 , , ,

When Julie (of The Intrepid Thread) offered up this fabric challenge I jumped at the opportunity to participate. What a perfect pairing of fabrics she was challenging people to sew with. Even before the fabrics arrived...
at my door I was scheming about what to do with them. It had to be something unique!

Then I came across a tutorial for folding circles of paper into trees and I knew just what I wanted to do. The colors of the challenge fabrics had a definite vintage-modern flair to them and I thought they could be a take on the classic Christmas colors.

To make these I pieced a swatch from the mini charms in the Modern Background pack big enough to cover a circle and cut a piece of the hot pink to match. Each fabric circle was then composed of 1/2 pink and 1/2 pieced whites. And even though I am certain I did everything the same for each one, they came out at slightly different sizes.

I had these made by Thanksgiving and gifted them to my aunt-in-law, who we spent the holiday with. Add two or so months and I'm finally sharing them on the blog - just in time to link up with the other challenge participants!

Thanks to Julie for the fabric and the challenge. 
Please go to Julie's blog to see all the other wonderful projects that have been made - 

Pattern :: self-drafted based on a tutorial like this
:: Modern Background - Paper by Moda
:: Modern Minis - Arrow by Lori Holt
:: Word Find by Melody Miller

P.S. You can go vote for a vintage rainbow mosaic - both of mine were selected as finalists!

folded trees ornaments
folded trees

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