Time for Christmas Trees ...

I started sewing a table topper with pieced trees for Christmas Day.
(after this wonderful tute: http://www.purlbee.com/little-forest-quilt/)
Well - they are fun to make, it takes a little time, but every single tree is different in size-aarrgghh - measuring is not my specialty it seems)
She has given me the idea: http://www.flickr.com/photos/philistinemade/4184035869/ - and she´s soooo fast!

After I have thought they are enough, I started sewing them together. I love how it looks - but on our table it was just TOO SMALL!
So - once again: sewing trees! And I tried out another tute: paper pieced gnomes!! Oh my God, it took TIME and some trial and error till I got the first step right! But then - so easy!!
Look for the tute here: http://artisania.wordpress.com/2008/08/01/sewing-more-complex-paper-pieced-patterns/
So I made three gnomes: one in the middle, and one in one corner. So now it´s now called "gnomes forest".

(My shadow!)
I just quilted it in some straight lines. My first idea was to make some pebble quilting - but the I thought there was to much motives there, it will look confusing, to much strutcture... so - just some lines!
Now, let´s see if I can find some time to make the binding ...

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