Monday, July 25, 2016

Christmas in July: Three Pines

"Three Pines", 6" x 6" x 1", handmade by Pam Geisel, 2016

This month the Island Batik Ambassador's are making pieces that fit the theme "Christmas in July." Pieces didn't have to specifically be Christmas-themed as much as holiday or winter-themed. Mine isn't Christmas or even holiday specific, but the print on the darker fabric has pine trees and the lighter fabric has holly leaves.
In fact, all four of the fabrics that I used were from the Holiday Happenings collection, and they're not overly Holiday-themed themselves, which is why I like them. They can be used for pieces that can be enjoyed year-round.

Like the minis I made back in March and April, this one is 6" x 6" and wrapped around a small canvas frame. I think I'll be making more of these!

The green and brown fabrics are raw edge applique on the cream fabric and a funky green yarn was couched around the outline of the trees. I quilted with cream-colored fabric 1/4" from the edge of the trees and the tree trunks.

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Maria Hrabovsky said...

I really like they way you wrapped this around a canvas frame! What a great look! True fabric art! Also like the way you created the trees. All very nice!

Adele said...

Pam, That is really cool. Wrapping around canvas is just a super alternative to quilted wall hangings!

Anna brown said...

Diffrent idea but i love it ty for looking out of the box...

gpc said...

This is beautiful! I would love to see a whole group of them! :)

The Joyful Quilter said...

LOVE your framed holiday art quilt!! I made my first quilt-wrapped canvas not too long ago. What did you do for the back? I only ask because the back of mine is a mess.