Little Christmas Tree

posted by Shellie
Wed, Dec 15 2010


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Inspired by Althea, this is my interpretation of a Christmas Tree Quilt.  The seed lights are pushed through tiny holes from the back so that the wiring is not seen from the front.  My 5 year old (at the time) son and I sewed all the decorations on by hand.

Comments

gini wrote re: Little Christmas Tree
on Wed, Dec 15 2010 3:22 PM

i love this idea  

Debbie wrote re: Little Christmas Tree
on Wed, Dec 15 2010 5:10 PM

Very Pretty!

Dawn wrote re: Little Christmas Tree
on Wed, Dec 15 2010 6:52 PM

so cute!  Another great idea!

Leslie wrote re: Little Christmas Tree
on Wed, Dec 15 2010 8:38 PM

Oh I love it, I remember seeing Thea's, and thought about trying one.

mars92 wrote re: Little Christmas Tree
on Thu, Dec 16 2010 12:05 AM

This is very cool-andd so pretty! I love it! Marlene

Pat wrote re: Little Christmas Tree
on Thu, Dec 16 2010 4:09 PM

Shellie, what a cute tree.  I love it very much.

Mary789 wrote re: Little Christmas Tree
on Thu, Dec 16 2010 4:54 PM

Really neat idea, I like how the lights are glowing in the picture.

Granny M wrote re: Little Christmas Tree
on Thu, Dec 16 2010 7:33 PM

Really different, the lights just are the finishing touch, love it.

kmward wrote re: Little Christmas Tree
on Thu, Dec 16 2010 8:51 PM

i love it.  one of these day i want to do a tree

Shellie wrote re: Little Christmas Tree
on Fri, Dec 17 2010 11:53 AM

Thank you everyone for your kind comments.  The lights are called "seed" lights, they are LED lights so they won't get hot and are battery operated. I found them at Walmart and Home Depot.  I used an eyelet punch to make the holes so the lights fit tightly and won't fall out.  I know the kit that they sell that is similar to this has little rubber washers that fit around the lights but it wasn't necessary so I didn't look for those.  Next year I hope to make another one for my sister-in-law.  Ran out of time this year.

Marie wrote re: Little Christmas Tree
on Sat, Dec 18 2010 8:48 AM

Shellie I love it!  I remember seeing Thea's and wanted to make one but never followed through.  Is there a kit for it?  

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: Little Christmas Tree
on Sun, Dec 19 2010 1:34 PM

Shellie - I really like this.  I don't remember Thea's but chalk that up to old age.  Did you just make your own design using Thea's for the idea or did you start with a kit that you embellished? Is your background "sparkley"?  It kind of looks it when I blow up the image.  

Shellie wrote re: Little Christmas Tree
on Thu, Dec 30 2010 11:48 AM

Marge - It is all my own design - after looking at Thea's and the kits on the internet.  I had most of the little ornaments and rickrack already, just had to find the little lights.  They wanted $100 for the kit - too rich for my blood - I spent under $15 for the lights and everything else came from my stash.  The background does have metallic glitter for the snowflakes I thought it added just the right touch.

Liz K wrote re: Little Christmas Tree
on Fri, Jan 7 2011 1:48 PM

Very nice.  I agree that many times you can save money by using your own fabrics.  I really like the lights.

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