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Beaded Christmas Tree Garland and Flying Zebra Quilt Finishes

I’ve moved two more projects from the Unfinished Projects to the Completed Projects list on my 2011 – The Year of Getting Things Done page.

First, is this crocheted beaded Christmas tree garland:

Completed Crocheted Beaded Garland

I had first tried to photograph the garland on the holly bushes in front of our house, but the shots weren't coming out like I wanted.
I had first tried to photograph the garland on the holly bushes in front of our house, but the shots weren’t coming out like I wanted.

I made two of these garlands a couple of years ago and then one again last year, but that still wasn’t enough garland to go all the way around from the top of the tree down to the bottom. I’m pretty sure with this additional garland we should have enough.

The pattern for the garland can be found in White Christmas in Thread Crochet by Kathryn A. Clark put out by Leisure Arts.

And the second finish is this child-sized Flying Zebra quilt.

Child-sized Flying Zebra Quilt

It has the same backing as the Flying Zebra baby quilt I made for Bama Bound Quilts.

Back of Child-Sized flying zebra quilt

I tried something different for the quilt label this time.

For the baby quilt, I printed off an iron-on label that I transfered onto white fabric and then hand-sewed in place. But for this one, I decided to embroider the label.

Embroidered Quilt Label

I’m not completely satisfied with the neatness of my printing, but this will probably be how I label future quilts.

With these two finishes checked off the list there are ten more projects on my Unfinished Projects list to get done before the end of 2011. Of course, that’s not counting the secret Christmas projects that still need to be completed.


1 Comment

  • Sandra :)
    August 16, 2011 2:11 pm

    The garland looks amazing – I bet it will be magical around the Christmas tree 🙂 The quilt is adorable – fun and colourful – some little one will be Aloha happy to snuggle under it! Congratulations on the UFO finishes – your unfinished list is getting smaller and smaller!

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