Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Gingerbred Christmas Tree Etui

Last Christmas (Dec 2014) I received the beautiful Christmas Tree Etui pattern to stitch.  I finished the first panel in January 2014, but then put it aside to work on other things.  I'm pleased to say that I finally got it all finished 5 days before Christmas 2015.





Although the word "Etui" means a decorative storage box, I chose to sew mine shut because I knew it would be quicker to complete, and I'd be unlikely to use it as a storage box anyway.
 



The beading and fine stitches on this design are just gorgeous.  I'm really pleased I made the decision to stitch this tree, because it adds some height to my village and looks so good on the shelf.



You can read more about my village on the separate tab at the top of the page.  I received the Gingerbread Quilt Shop for Christmas 2015 last week, and I hope to start stitching it very soon.



This Etui was on my Q4 finish along list, so I'm able to say that I got one thing on that list finished!

10 comments:

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

Fantastic finish Wendy. You have a beautiful village and the pleasure of seeing the fruits of your labor. Thank you for sharing. Can't wait to see the quilt shop next year.

Oops-Lah said...

I wondered why you called it an etui; I didn't know it was supposed to be a a storage box. In any case, you did a great job and it looks lovely together with your Gingerbread village. Are you starting your quilt shop now or will you wait until closer to next Christmas. Happy New Year!

margaret said...

a great addition to your village, I think it will soon be a town as it grows every year

Helen@Till We Quilt Again said...

So.. talented in so.. many ways. Beautiful!

allthingzsewn said...

What a beautiful addition to your village. These will be a much desired and loved heirloom.
Tonia

Julie said...

I love your Christmas village, looking forward to seeing the quilt shop too. I would never have the patience to make one of these.
All the best for 2016 and safe travels back to Wellington.

Von said...

Congrats on such a fabulous project! Can't wait to see your quilt shop addition to the village!

Mary Ann said...

Your work is beautiful. I have never seen anything like this. Looking forward to seeing your next piece.

Carol Q said...

Absolutely love these Wendy. Makes me want to x-stitch again.

Granny Maud's Girl said...

The detailed work in these is amazing.
Silly question: how do you keep them free from dust? Is the occasional hoover enough to keep them clean?