Such was the case with my Primitive Christmas Clothesline. The rustic stand and pole was all set for something else when I noticed it had the look of a colonial washing line. Something practical, strung up for one purpose. As I was in Christmas mode, I thought a mini christmas quilt hanging on a line could look quite lovely.
Requirements to make the quilt:
|Simple Christmas 9 Patch|
3 x 10" sqaures (left over from a Christmas Layer Cake)
10" square of batting
Primitive clothes line made from twigs and bits of wood
|Re-Pieced 9 patch|
1.. Piece and sew a simple 9 Patch
2.. Cut the patch in half vertically down the middle squares and horizontally across the middle squares.
3.. Re-piece them back together and add a 2" border cut from a piece of layer cake.
|Marking the first spiral|
4.. Spray bast a piece of layer cake to the back of the batting and spray baste your mini-quilt to the top of the batting.
5.. I chose to quilt using a very simple spiral pattern using my walking foot. It was a bit tricky to start with as the initial circle was quite small.
6.. Once quilted, add a 2" border and you are ready to hang it on the line.