WIP Wednesday: Selvage Christmas Trees

I couldn't resist making some paper pieced Christmas trees last weekend. I started to embellish them with buttons as ornaments, but then thought the small circles on selvages would work just as well.

Cute, huh? I turned a few of them into mug rugs.

One will go to my Secret Santa partner over on the Quilting Board. I'm going to make 1 more to have a set of 2 to keep.

Other things I am working on:
  • Finishing the machine quilting on Citrine Lemon Squares quilt
  • 2 more mini holiday quilts
  • Knitting a baby sweater for Maddy using the Lion Brand Log Cabin Sweater pattern
I have linked this post up with the following sites:

Trendy Treehouse Create and Share
Blue Cricket Design Show & Tell 

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. What a clever idea it looks fantastic

  2. Love the candy cane binding too! Great job!

  3. I love how it looks like lights on the trees. What a clever idea!

  4. Fantastic idea. What a great way to use the selvages!

  5. Hope it is ok if I steal your selvage tree idea. They are too cute, and I have a rubbermade tub FULL of selvages.

  6. Thanks everyone for the kind comments.
    @Laura: totally fine to copy. And if you need to "unload" any of those selvages let me know, lol.

  7. Those look great, I can totally see matching potholders, too. The dots really do look like ornaments.

  8. THis is the first time I've seen a project with selvedges that has actually made me want to use mine! I really like the trees!

  9. This is good... Really cool :)

  10. Those are SO cute!!! Great job!

  11. What a great idea! Love those Christmas trees!

  12. OH my gosh! I love the mug rig idea! So cute!

  13. I totally love that idea and will probably steal it! I already have a thing for scrappy tree blocks, but this is sheer genius!

  14. Cute! Very creative idea! I am going to have to see if I can make some of these!!

  15. your trees are so cute! I love that you used selvedges for the trim. perfect!!!!

  16. I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)

  17. Listened to your podcast yesterday from December 2011, then looked at this post and became your follower as well.
    I have been listening to your podcasts for some time-now I'm catching up on the old ones! Your voice is great for "radio", and I look forward to your book reviews!
    I even ordered the Walton's video season 2, "The Prize" so I could see Gramma Waltons quilt!
    Your post about TMI w/your parents and the olon cleanse made me laugh out loud!

    One question- I am also a paper piecer. Did you paper piece the selvedges or applique them on top?


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