Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Modern Trees

So have you seen the new Quilt-A-Long that Christa from Christa Quilts is hosting.  It is called Modern Trees and it is such a fun pattern.  This is the particular variation that I love :)  I just think those scrappy improv trees are so fun!!!  Christa does such a great job with her Quilt-A-Long's and has wonderful step by step instructions along the way.   Pop on over and check out all the details ;)

Now sadly, I don't have time to join this particular Quilt-A-Long.  But I really want to have this quilt for Christmas, so I decided to call on the help of my trusty Bee Mates from the Bees Knees group :)   My plan is to add 2more rows, one of 6 tress and then one more row with just one tree to represent the trunk :)  Yippee Skippee!!!  October is my month and the timing could not be more perfect.  I whipped out my Blitzen fat eighth pack that I have been saving for just such an occasion and got to cutting.  Oh, I just love these prints, I am so excited!!!

I cut some white and brown for the background and trees and got them all bagged up.  Now I just need to print off the paper pieced pattern I made (I didn't want everyone to have to buy the ruler for just 2 trees) and address some envelopes and they will be ready to pop in the mail.

That's my goal for the day ;)  I am just so excited about this project.  Each tree that comes back will be it's own special design and I just can't wait to see them all come together ;)

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!

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  1. Great idea! I have been thinking about doing this quilt-along, and your idea may make me change my plans. I have a fat eighths bundle of Blitzen sitting out myself, but I had other plans for it (http://www.mccallsquilting.com/quickquilts/articles/Jelly_Roll_Jingle_Fast_Easy_Precut_Strips_Star_Quilt_Pattern. Hmmm, what to do? Maybe use scraps from Jelly Roll Jingle to make fewer trees and a smaller tree quilt?

  2. I love Christa's QALs and this one definitely has my attention. I hadn't understood about "bees"' but your explanation of the Bees Knees group and your prepared kits makes sense now. Lucky you...bet you can't wait 'till they come back!

  3. So clever to have your bee mates make them. Thanks for spreading the QAL love!

  4. These look really cute Melissa. I'm looking forward to making trees for you.


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