Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Forgotten Trees

So do you remember these Improv Paper Pieced Tree Blocks??  I asked the wonderful ladies of Bees Knees to make me these blocks for my month clear back in September.  Ya, as in like almost a year ago.    They all made it back home and then somehow got set on the bottom of the pile.   Le sigh.   But, my goal  this summer to catch up on some old WIP's that have been neglected.  I am finding that it is the perfect fit for summer as  I don't have near the "start from scratch" sew time that I have when some of the kids are in school :)


So, with that in mind, out came the blocks and before long . . . they were a quilt top!!!  Yippee!!!   Aren't they just so fun ;)   I so love how this turned out!!  I can never get enough Christmas quilts, I just love them!!!    Now it is time to start thinking how I want to quilt it.  And at the moment, I am drawing a total blank.   But I am sure it will come to me, maybe in time to finish it this week.  Suggestions on quilting are totally welcome :)  


Have a Happy and Merry Quilting Day!!!

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12 comments:

  1. What about a snowflake-ish quilting design? Or stars? But I like the idea of snowflakes better, as if they were falling on and around the trees.

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  2. what a fun way to lay them out

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  3. It turned out GREAT Melissa! I was happy to be part of your trees and to learn your technique :)

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  4. I agree with the snow flake design. Maybe with some swirls thrown in to look like a snow storm background!

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  5. I agree with the above! May stars or circles on the trees to resemble ornaments? It will be beautiful what ever you pick =)

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  6. Christa at Christa quilts had a quilt along for a quilt like yours, her quilting looks great, here's the link:
    http://christaquilts.com/modern-christmas-trees/

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  7. My first thought was "snowflakes" as well, even before I got to the comments. I think that's the winner, if you're asking opinions! Maybe in a light blue/ice color? I also like Hollie's idea of making circles on the tree!

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  8. Another vote for snowflakes! It was the first thing I thought of too. Some metallic threads on the trees might add some sparkle too! Can't wait to see what you come up with. :o)

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  9. WOW!! I love that quilt!! I have just purchased all my Christmas fabric ..and have been hunting patterns. that quilt is amazing! I definitely want to make this one! I cant remember but did you put a tutorial of this on your blog?
    I would definitely do some fun winter-y quilting! snowmen, snowflakes, stars, anything would look good

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  10. WOW ! Love the way the tree blocks come together into a big tree. Yes snowflakes would look great .

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  11. this looks treemendous (sorry could not resist) Snowflakes sound good or another Christmas theme would work too tree baubles maybe

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  12. GREAT layout! That is going to be one darling Christmas quilt!!!!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa