Tree Quilt is ready to mail

Tree of Life Quilt

This quilt is for my cousins, Gary & Joni. One Thanksgiving holiday, I had brought a few quilts along to show my aunt. Joni and Gary were home and Joni later asked if I would make them a quilt. Well three to four years later it is finished, except for a label. I mainly used Kansas Troubles fabrics for the trees and background. I believe the setting squares is a Kim Diehl fabric. That was part of the delay, it took a long time to find a shade that blended with all the other background fabrics. I really love how it turned out and hope Joni does too! Once again, Jeanette of JanieCreates.com, did the fantastic quilting. If you are near Eagan, Minnesota, or willing to mail your quilt tops, I highly recommend her!

Tried to stick with a leaf theme for the quilting.

So many triangles, but after seeing the final quilt, I would like to make one for myself as well! Will have to add it to the list….

I have completed one quilt top. The fabric is Spring Brook from Corey Yoder. The colors just feel like spring and are so cheerful. I love yellow, and these are the perfect shades of blue and green. The pattern is from the magazine American Patchwork and Quilting. I didn’t have it with me when I purchased the fabric – I used primarily fat quarters and a charm pack. When I went back for the border fabric, the only floral left was the stone background. Not my first choice but I am happy with the final quilt top.

I will send this also to Jeanette to quilt. I’m thinking a Baptist Fan quilting pattern…

While at Denny’s for Christmas break, I started cutting out my next quilting project. From Primitive Gatherings, a patriotic sampler quilt.

I brought along my smallest cutting mat, 12″ ruler, rotary cutting blade, and a few baggies to keep the pieces in. Not the easiest on such a small mat, but it worked out well. I have 7 blocks finished now, and a lot of the stripes together. It is really going together pretty fast considering how much free time I have to work on it.

Love how it is coming together!

Jeanette has made one too, but she chose to put a star block in the blue instead of the sampler look. Looked great. I am excited to see this come together!

I also joined Primitive Gatherings Red & White Quilt challenge. I found a pattern in a book I recently purchased, at Powell’s in downtown Portland. It is made using one block, but in that block design, a secondary block appears when put together. Once I get the starting info in the mail, I will order fabric and get it started. I also have two baby quilts on the agenda. Greg is going to have two more grand babies this fall! I made Ryer and Rowen each a quilt, I would like to make one for the next two as well. One of them will be a girl, and I already have fabric and pattern for that one. Hearts on a String was also in a magazine. I will have a busy Spring Break! Hopefully my health continues to improve and I can get it all done!

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