Monday, November 19, 2012

Wreath Wrappin'

I made this wreath last night as a gift exchange for the quilting bee I belong to, The Happy Stitchers.  Our party's December 13th and I'm fairly impressed I didn't wait 'til the last minute to get it done.

The pattern, 'No-Sew Wreath', is from the Winter 2012 issue of Quilts and More magazine.  For no sew, it was still quite a bit of work.  I cut 1"x 8" strips 'til I thought the world looked level and then wrapped each of the four wire forms with the strips.  I'm now convinced I have arthritis or carpal tunnel or both. 

It feels like it's missing something but I'm afraid if I keep adding frippery and bling it'll look like it belongs in a bordello instead of on a respectable suburban front door.  Any suggestions?

Next time, if there is a next time, I'll use a smaller wire form.  And instead of scrappy, a color scheme of 2-3 colors would be better IMHO.  I hope my buddy likes it.


  1. Very cute ! Maybe a big red bow somewhere at the top?

  2. Yes, that was what I was going to suggest. A bow of some type would probably make it look wonderful!

  3. I am sure she will like it. I agree with not adding a lot of frippery but I think a nice red bow would pull out the red in it and give it more purpose.

    great job! I need to come up with something for my meeting in four weeks.