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Embellishing your quilted ornaments.

This weekend, I was cleaning out my fabric stash.

(Alright, really I was just looking at it all. Cleaning out? What does that even mean??)

I came across some cute snowman-y fabric that I must have bought a few years ago. And, I had even bought it in 2 colors. I felt inspired to make a couple of ornaments out of ‘em, so I did.

But, I have to admit, that after I made them, I still felt like they needed something. The fabric is covered in cute little snowmen, and it’s even got snow falling all around, which I love. But still… they needed something else. Just a little something. Something small. Something…pearly.

So I did this:

Pearled Snowman quilted ornament

Tiny little pearl seed beads randomly pinned around the ornament, to embellish the falling snow print. Isn’t that pretty?

Pearled Snowman quilted ornament

It’s a tiny, simple little idea, but I wanted to share it with you in case you wanted to try it on your quilted ornaments, too. :)

(If you’ve never made a quilted ornament before, I have an extremely easy to follow pattern right HERE.)

What else could we embellish these with?

{ 4 comments… add one }

  • Toady September 18, 2013, 5:30 am

    Why not lace ornament….I’m going to try one….Bandana……a babies
    Just a few ideas….I love all that you show…

  • Tina September 19, 2013, 7:26 am

    I love the pearl seed beads!! Great idea, I can’t wait to try it!
    Ok seriously, how do you get all your triangles lined up so perfectly!? As much as I try, go slow, line them up as I go, check. . Recheck. . And check again, when I am all finished adding the middle strip and think that I’ve finally got it down, poof! The sides do not match up!! So frustrating! Any suggestions?

    Thanks, Tina

    • ornamentgirl September 19, 2013, 8:53 pm

      Hi Tina!

      I’ve actually gotten pretty good at eyeballing it after all these years of making them, but the way that I used to do it was to use a tape measure to line things up. I show that exact method (with photos, too) in my tutorial; do you happen to have that?

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