OMG January Finish – My Funky Pine Trees

“My Funky Pine Trees” table runner is done.  I am glad as it has been a UFO for quite some time.  This was both my One Monthly Goal and one of my UFOs for my APQResolution and my 2018FQLAQ1.    I have to confess, some of those fabrics have been favorites of mine for a long time.  I loved using them again, and for many of them, it is their last appearance.

I heard Beth Helfter at Rising Star Quilters Guild many moons ago.  I bought the pattern, I did a little and then I got stuck.  I don’t think the style is really me; that was what made it hard.  I like it done a whole lot more than I liked it half way done.  Trying new things, learning new techniques, new approaches is something I like to do.   I have never put jewels on a quilt before, but I rather like it.  I did it the simple way with Swarovski flatback crystals, like these and an embellishing glue.  I used my tweezers to place them.  Worked rather well, if I may say so.

Here are its stats:

  • My Funky Christmas Trees
  • 17″ x 42″
  • Pattern:  Mod-ified Tress by Eva Page Quilting
  • Batting:  Quilter’s Dream Request
  • Machine Applique Thread:  YLI Machine Quilting 50 wt, #12V Jewel
  • Pieced and quilted by:  Kathleen Scargle McCormick

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  1. Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter
    February 1, 2018 / 1:58 AM

    Wow, what a lovely table runner! I especially love though that you pushed yourself on this one–pushing your normal style and adding crystals. Maybe it is more you than you know! Thanks for linking up to Wednesday Wait Loss.

    • Kathleen
      February 1, 2018 / 2:02 AM

      It is funny to me. Maybe…I was even thinking of finding out what the tools cost to do this….maybe bling in the new year is me!!!

  2. Emily
    February 1, 2018 / 9:59 PM

    I love how this turned out! The crystals are fun and add a lovely touch. Fabulous!

    • Kathleen
      February 2, 2018 / 4:40 AM

      Thanks, Emily. It’s what the pattern had and I thought I’d better just go ahead and try. Quite fun.

  3. Louise
    February 1, 2018 / 10:19 PM

    It's great to see this little piece finished! I'll bet you'll love it even more when you pull it out for the holidays at the end of the year. Very sparkly and festive 🙂

    • Kathleen
      February 2, 2018 / 4:41 AM

      Thanks, Louise. I do fall in love with each piece in some odd way. I do love this one – the fabric, the funk and the sparkles.

  4. DianeLoves2Quilt
    February 2, 2018 / 2:42 AM

    I too have experienced working on a project that I did not think was really me. I was glad I pushed through to the finish. Each time you learn something new – and not just technique. You discover tastes you did not know you had. I like your funky trees, the color, the waviness, event he bling. Bling would be new for me, too. And the previous comment is spot on. You will love it more when you pull it out for the next holiday seasons. Though truthfully it does not scream Christmas so much to me that I would be afraid to leave it out all year long. Great job.

    • Kathleen
      February 5, 2018 / 3:58 AM

      I’m glad I persisted and finished. It can go for other seasons but to me it still reads Christmas. Not my color palette for Christmas but maybe I can find a way to work it in! Now I’m thinking of the hot fix tool for crystals – uh oh.

  5. Cheryl
    February 2, 2018 / 9:42 PM

    I love it! The crystals add the perfect touch!

    • Kathleen
      February 5, 2018 / 3:42 AM

      Thsnks, Cheryl.

  6. Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
    February 4, 2018 / 3:32 PM

    Congratulations on the finish! I think the crystals are a fun touch, too.

    • Kathleen
      February 5, 2018 / 3:43 AM

      Thanks, Yvonne.

  7. Mary
    April 21, 2018 / 2:40 AM

    It is a fun table runner. Congratulations on stepping out of your comfort zone and persevering with some new techniques.

  8. Kathleen
    April 21, 2018 / 2:59 PM

    Thank you! Its funny how the challenge can be the thing that then gets in our way.

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