Last year I inherited yards of beautiful Christmas quilting cotton from a friend of a friend. My intention was to make each of my girls a Christmas quilt. I order the pattern Those Trees by Zen Chic - a simple minimalist design that my girls like. However, Christmas came and went without those projects started.
A couple of weeks ago, I pulled out the pattern and some of the material and started on one. Here is the sneak peek I posted of it.
Since we were going up to our friend's cabin in the U.P. I thought maybe I should just gift it to them (although it was Christmas trees rather than just trees.) I showed it to one of my daughters and she said that she would like it
(I explained my original intent.) So I got busy!
Using the same pattern modified, I drew out a pattern that would work and found fabrics in my stash.
It came together fairly quickly...in time for our trip UP North.
Pictures were taken at our friend's cabin in the woods ~ a beautiful backdrop for this quilt!
The backing has a small bit of piecing using the fabrics from the front.
This quilt is machine pieced and machine quilted following the diagonal lines of the trees and FMQ inside the trees.
It is a cozy, lap sized throw for the cabin, finishing at 43" x 51"
So the Christmas quilt is still waiting the finishing stitching on the binding....
Meanwhile, I paper pieced another of the text blocks for the Quiet Play Pattern Club.
School starts next Monday for me...only a few more days! I will miss the summer!