Monday, October 29, 2012

Blogger's quilt festival - Happy Christmas Trees

Whew I am way behind in my posting. Here is my post for the blogger's quilt festival. I am participating for the first time, better late than never!

Amy's Creative Side

I decided to enter my Happy Christmas Trees lap quilt


Christmas in July lap quilt

Happy Christmas Trees #428

Finished quilt measures : 40″x 60″
Special techniques used : just plain ole piecing and trimming (lots of trimming)
Quilted by : me on my dinky home machine

Best Category : favorite throw quilt


It was made from a fat quarter bundle I got at Quiltology in Chicago in June. I paired it with red, green and a few different cream solids. I used different sized triangles and made rectangular blocks using the solids. The border is pieced from more triangles (no solids) framed with more cream strips.

I did free motion quilting in a figure 8 design across each row.  Here is a close up of the binding (from Joann's) and the quilting.
Christmas in July lap quilt

The back was made with scraps of the remaining prints in a panel down the center. I also stuck in two trees which never made it to the front.
Christmas in July lap quilt

Mmm crinkly goodness. Christmas decorating officially starts the day after Thanksgiving, so it is back into the closet until then!

Thanks for hosting the BQF again, Amy. Now everyone, go check out the other hundreds of entries here.

18 comments:

  1. That must have taken oodles of patience and time. And I love the backing as well! Seriously...you have tons of patience. Well worth it though! :)

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  2. This looks beautiful! And like it took forever. :-) just lovely!

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  3. What a great quilt. I like the change up in backgrounds for the triangles

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  4. Love love love this. Do you want to keep it a
    Out all year? I have a hard time putting my Christmas quilt away.

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  5. Love your Christmas quilt. Fabulous!

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  6. What a great Christmas quilt!

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  7. this is very cute! So fun for Christmas!

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  8. Love Christmas stuff...very modern and cute!

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  9. Ooh! Cute! So scrappy and fun! Love it!

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  10. Wow, this is great! I love your quilt! How those simple triangles can look like a forest?! Beautiful!

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  11. What a fun Christmas quilt! I adore flying geese and triangles!

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  12. As soon as I clicked on your link your quilt made me smile! I love all kinds of Christmas quilts and yours is really fun.

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  13. What a fun lap quilt!! I've never been tempted to make seasonal quilts, but this is too cute!

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  14. Saw your quilt at the BQF and wanted to say how much I like it. Totally great addition to your holiday decor. Super project!

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