These things are so much fun! This is hand pieced with 1-3/8 inch finished thimbles (measuring from top to bottom), and machine quilted in turquoise thread. Because of the smaller scale, I decided to quilt 1/8 inch from each seam line. (Note: On the larger thimbles/tumblers, I machine quilted 1/4 inch from each seam line.) The fabrics are from Juniper Berry by BasicGrey. (Love that line and their new Christmas one as well!)
The back. A bit more "Christmas-y" than the front (Jingle by Kate Spain). Because I had cut the front so that the directional fabrics all faced the same way, I needed to make some kind of hanging method, but I also needed something that would lie flat if I decided to use it on a table. Check this out!
While checking out a new-to-me blog, I took a look at the tutorials of Laurraine Yuyama. The directions for adding these quick, easy, and flat hangers are linked here (just click on her name to go directly to the directions). The only things I did differently are that I didn't topstitch the folds, and I only added the triangles to the top edge. I stuck my ruler in so that you can see where a dowel can be inserted as a hanger! Works great on smaller pieces, but I wouldn't do this on something too wide (not enough support in the middle).
In the second photo above, you can just barely see the corner triangles when they are not filled with the dowel. Perfect finish for those of us who can't make up our mind on hanging or not hanging a piece!
While you are Laurraine's site also check this out: https://patchworkpottery.blogspot.com/2016/09/hollyhocks.html. This was my introduction to Laurraine's blog and I still love it!
Okay, that's it for today. It's been hot and humid with even more of both forecast for tomorrow. Stay cool (in the temperature sense; you are already too cool for words in real life!).