We’re celebrating Christmas in July today with Lynn Harris of The Little Red Hen! She’s sharing an adorable tree skirt she made using our Tinsel Town collection and Debbie Grifka’s Snowflake Tree Skirt pattern. We got to see Lynn at Quilt Market this past May and she’s so sweet. We’re lucky to have her here today!
By the way, Tinsel Town is in stores now – we’ll be sharing a few more projects using this collection next week. Read on to see what Lynn did with these vintage-inspired prints.
Hi, I’m Lynn Harris from The Little Red Hen. I grew up in a family where Christmas was a big deal. I love traditions and one my mother had was that we always had a live tree and all the ornaments (every single one) was handmade. I remember making God’s Eyes together as a family with my father cutting the wood pieces and drilling the hook holes. We covered styrofoam balls with velvet and fancy trim. My sisters and I made embroidered felt ornaments as gifts for our grandparents. The build up and decorating for Christmas was just as exciting and fun as the day itself.
The trees and snowmen in these new Dear Stella Tinsel Town prints tickle me. The vintage tone of the graphics remind me of Christmases when I was young. Aren’t they cute? Those of you who know me, know that I like sewing with tiny pieces of fabric, and these little prints are right up my alley. I am also digging the addition of the blue shades to the traditional red and green. The snowmen, winter town, and ski prints, as well as the stripes and blenders will be great for a multitude of winter projects.
I love making gifts and as soon as I saw Debbie Grifka’s Snowflake Tree Skirt pattern I knew that I wanted to make it and these cute fabrics were the perfect match for her clever snowflake design.
This fabric line has a selection of prints on a white or light background. I pulled those prints and paired them with the blue snowflake print.
I used three yards of the blue snowflake and a fat quarter pack of the prints and there is still PLENTY of fabric for other holiday projects.
Can you see those tiny deer in the forest? There is so much cuteness here and just the right amount of stripes and dots to keep things from going overboard.
The prints are just the right scale for cutting up into these smaller pieces.
I’m off to make some more Tinsel Town gifts.