I confess, it took 3 whole days after declaring I was going to focus only on finishes for me to start a new project. But in my defense, I really needed to get an idea out of my head.
Back in 2013, I had purchased a rainbow of chevron fabrics. I used them as the lining for the denim fabric buckets I sort my scraps into at my cutting table. Since then, I have had a small stack of these leftover fabrics and have been trying to figure out how to use them.
(I can even admit to being a bit obsessed about coming up with a clever way to use them.)
I have tried to work them into scrap quilts but I always felt they visually stood out. Well, over the last few weeks, an idea has been forming in my head, and I just needed to see if it could be translated into a project.
I thought maybe a strip of chevron could be fussy cut and a cute tree could be made....
and look, it worked!
I decided to just go ahead and make a second one and turn them into a big table runner. Certainly not traditional holiday colors, but I was just using up some scraps. They remind me of the really vintage tinsel trees.
Of course, the more traditional green was the only big piece of fabric I had so rather than make a second table runner, I decided now that the idea was out of my head, I would just use it up on the back.
I think these are the medium size chevrons and it worked out perfectly to cut them at 2 1/2" wide. You just need to cut 1/4" above the points of the chevrons.
A single tree would make a great wallhanging but that will be for someone else to do. I am happy just knowing it can be done! Finally, I can sleep at night....
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