Quilting · Sewing

Vintage Ornament

Back in August of 2017 I happened upon a lovely project on Bernina’s blog We All Sew. It was an appliqué and pieced wallhanging called Vintage Ornaments. I fell in love with it! But not wanting to make the full size I opted for 1 ornament and used the framing patches they had in the original. A top was born.

Knowing I could not do the machine quilting justice I sent this off for long arm quilting. And received back a stunning piece with such wonderful interpretations of the negative spaces. I told her just to do what she felt worked for the design. I was not disappointed.

Once back in my possession it fell by the wayside due to health issues, and Chrismas sewing and knitting. I thought I might never finish it. All that was needed was trimming the backing/batting, making a binding, sewing it on, and tacking it down. Not even a day’s effort. But energy was not there and desire had taken a beating.

Until last week. Having to do binding for Grandma’s Sewing Basket I thought it ridiculous to ignore Vintage Ornament one moment longer. So I got it done. And now I can’t wait until Christmas so I can display it!!

The motif and patchwork fabrics are from my scraps, the backing and background were purchased for the project. I had to scrounge for the squares because I changed my mind from the original lime green to a yellow green. Which meant ripping and resewing. But it was worth it, because I love everything about it now!

Joining with:
Whoop Whoop
Off the Wall
Busy Hands
Crazy Mom
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Tish’s Adventures

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17 thoughts on “Vintage Ornament

  1. Hi Chris,
    Such a nice finish! And you are seven months ahead of schedule – you can hang it up as early as you want because it is all ready for you. I love the vintage look of the ornament, yet the surroundings look rather modern. You could hang it up anytime based on the colors in the most of the hanging – it doesn’t look all that Christmasy . . . The quilting really shows off the ornament so nicely, too. ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. Thank you. And you are right, it’s definitely NOT Christmas colors. I am thinking it would be lovely to make a table runner with all the ornament shapes. But that’s for months down the road!!

  2. Yay for a UFO finish!! I can see how a Christmas-theme quilt would get lost in the mojo cracks if things prevented you from doing its finish work in time for Christmas. I’m impressed, because I wouldn’t get to it until November, or *possibly* a Christmas in July effort! Switching the green out was a good call – it looks so nice with this one, and the ornament stands out better. Thanks for sharing at TGIFF 🙂

  3. This is GEORGOUS! Your fabrics are beautiful and the quilting your longarmer chose just added to the fun. I’m glad you finally were able to get it done and are feeling much better. Congrats on this UFO finish.

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