Friday, December 18, 2015

christmas tree quilt finished

All I want for Christmas ... is to find my cutco scissors and to finish my Christmas tree quilt. 

Last week I happened to mention to my DIL what my first Christmas wish was and she produced a pair of cutco scissors that "someone" left at their house... LOL.

  I'll wrap them up and put them under the tree, cuz you know, every present counts :)

Now that I am on a roll ...  instead of being a responsible adult this week, I decided to finish my Christmas quilt.  (so when our college kids arrive tomorrow for the holidays, they will be making their own beds and clean their own bathrooms upon arrival, LOLOL.  Supplies are under the sink :)

The design for this quilt was shamelessly copied from Sevtlana Sotak at Sotak Homemade.  When I saw it, I HAD to have one.  Sevatlana has a distinctive style which I'm drawn to.  

quilt stats:
size - 52 x 65 (washed)
fabric - by Zen Chic, Sweetwater,  Ampersand for Windham Fabrics, Lecien, Suzuko Koseki, Bonnie & Camille and Carolyn Friedlander.
Negative space is Kona pdf.
back - Brannock and Patek woven basics.
batting - 80/20% comfort blend by Winline
Quilt Design - Sevtlana Sotak at Sotak Homemade  
pattern - Amanda Jean's Tree pattern. Sawtooth Star Blocks using Eleanor's "Quilt in a Day" Flying Geese ruler for a 3 x 6 finish. Center squares are 6 1/2".

The design of this quilt lead me to Amanda Jean's tree pattern.  It's very easy to follow, and highly recommended, (unless you like wasting time and fabric, like me)

I went down this "Christmas tree pattern rabbit hole"... 

... when I was done, I had a wall-hanging for myself, friends and family :)

No. 8 DMC floss 

A test for color fastness is recommended (from experience :)


This quilt may just sit out for a while after Christmas :)

the binding is basted and waiting for hand sewing. 

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  1. Linda, this is wonderful! I love red and white and the variety of your fabrics. I will remember your idea about stitching through the top and batting only so the stitching will not show on the back. You inspired me to make my very own little Christmas tree!

    1. I love the backing! thanks for sharing this idea♥

  2. I do love the trees pattern; I've been seeing it pop up in so many places. Love your big and little quilts.

  3. awesome -- simple awesome
    I'm in love with it ....

  4. Your quilt deserves every photo, it's brilliant and I would keep it out all the year round!
    Just visiting from CMQ,
    Happy Christmas from the UK,

  5. Love your Christmas tree quilt.

  6. I love how this quilt turned out. Congrats on an amazing finish.

  7. This is awesome! I love the love volume combined with all of the different red holiday blocks.

  8. I love the way your quilt has turned out. I can see why you wanted to have it ready. It is stunning. And I am so pleased you have your scissors back.

  9. Ha, I thought the xmas trees looked familiar! I love the way you have adapted the pattern to create your own quilt and I can see why you love it so much, it is really lovely. Have a Merry-no-longer-wondering-about-the-scissors-Christmas!

  10. What a fun modern Christmas quilt. Love the big stitch!

  11. Just delightful, you are justifiably proud.

  12. This is so lovely! You made it your own and I am going to save this for inspiration! Love the hand quilting! So impressed you did the straight line quilting on the SS!

  13. Great Christmas quilt! I love the part about the kids making their own beds and cleaning!

  14. i love the Christmas quilt. You said you shamelessly copied some of your ideas in the quilt and I may do the same with yours! Don't hold your breath as i start many things and finish few, but I do hope to do something similar and may email you with some questions. Thanks for the inspiration and I have followed Crazy Mom Quilts for a long time.

  15. Fun Christmas quilt! It's great that you bless so many with your quilting posts, instructing and encouraging them to begin their own efforts.
    We sure treasure Dad's quilt you gave to us--thank you! The design is beautiful and the precision sewing impressive!


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