Cutter Quilt Santa Star
Most US Christmas trees have a star on top. Among the holiday traditions, this tradition of a star on top may be the most common of them all, although over the years my sewing room could have doubled as Santa's workshop. I was thinking about that tradition when I found this Cutter Quilt Santa Star at a local antique mall.
Made out of a much loved quilt, also called a "cutter quilt" because it was made out of the remaining good pieces of the quilt, this rustic Santa in the shape of a star is a nice alternative to the traditional metal, or lighted star.
I know it would be tempting to place this on a vintage tree but I also think it would be a nice contrast on a more modern Christmas tree, the contrast would make both pop.
These would also be fun and easy to make as ornaments. The back of the star shows the simple sewing pattern to make it.
Once stitched together, Cutter Quilt Santa Star has some filling to give him dimension. My guess is some leftover quilt filling.
For the face, someone glued a piece of burlap at one of the star points and added black eyes and some yarn that was cut after stitching for the hair and beard. A bell on top of the head completes Santa's outfit.
I don't have this Cutter Quilt Santa Star on top of my Christmas tree this year. A little gardening angel chasing a bee has that honor but Cutter Quilt Santa Star is not unappreciated. He is sitting on my living room mantle with some of my other Santa figures, a reminder that the loving sentiment of this holiday is as simple as this cutter quilt star.