10 Days of Holiday Prep – Day 7

Welcome to Day 7…..MY Day! I’m Debbie Wendt of Wendt Quilting, for those of you who don’t know me. This is my blog where I share Two Tips every Tuesday and other quilty things that happen in my little world of quilting. I hope you will leave your email at the end of my about page to continue to follow my quilting journey. You can also find me on my website, Wendt Quilting…vending and teaching at quilt shows, on Facebook under Wendt Quilting and on Instagram under debbiewendtquilting!

My Holiday Prep is based on one of my newest tools, Hex-a-ma-jig Jr. and “jelly roll” strips (2 1/2″ strips). I’m sure you have some of those wonderful strips laying around, or it is easy enough to cut your own! I had the privilege of doing a “how to” for AQS Christmas Countdown last year. I shared my Winter Tree-Land pieced trees. I am sharing them again here with you. I’ll give you some ideas in photos below. You can find the instructions for Winter Tree-Land on my website under patterns and then free patterns. Yes, the pattern is free but you will need to add it to the cart (no cost) to get the download. All is there for you to make your choice of options. Each option only uses 2 “jelly roll” strips (two strips cut 2 1/2″ x Width of Fabric)!!!

Make Option 1- 3 Small Trees, great for a 3D Pyramid of the three trees. Option 2 – 1 Small and 1 Large Trees, shown as my fancy trees and traditional trees. These are left as unfinished little quilt tops and attached to wooden triangles with wooden spool bases. Adding stars and wool balls (from handbehg Designs) make great centerpieces or mantel decorations. Feel free to finish these into little quilts. Option 3A – 1 Medium and 2 Tiny Trees with light tops, Option 3B – 1 Medium and 2 Tiny Trees with dark tops, This option can be made into a couch pillow; bonus instructions included. Or use your imagination to create place mats or a table runner. Option 4 – 5 Tiny Trees great for Coasters!

The paper templates are included for the triangles and diamonds used to make these trees!!! It is always easier to cut around an acrylic template. You can purchase Hex-a-ma-jig Jr. to cut the triangles and diamonds from your 2 1/2″ strips. Checkout Wendt Quilting for Hex-a-ma-jig Jr.!I hope you enjoy making these delightful trees! I’ll be doing Day 9 on Wednesday. See you right back here.

in quilting,

Debbie

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