Thursday, December 3, 2015

ThrowBack Thursday - Holiday Edition


Christmas trees quilt made by Shasta Matova

 Today, I am presenting you this quilt from way back when. When was it? Oh yes, this February. I completed this quilt in time for President's Day this year.

 

Why? Because A Quarter Inch from the Edge is sponsoring a Throwback Thursday link, and I thought I should give you a break from showing another couple rail fence blocks and circles.


Christmas Trees quilt in progress by Shasta Matova



































This was a fun little quilt to make with improv piecing. I was able to use some holiday and other fabric that had been sitting in my stash for a long time and make this quick project.  I am sure I was probably supposed to be working on some other UFO or WIP, but hey, at least I finished it!

I just had to throw in this dark picture of my design floor because of what she said on her blog about dark pictures and design floors being vintage.  Sorry, it is still my normal state.

Christmas Trees Quilt in Snow by Shasta Matova



 I was able to  photograph the quilt in the snow in February. We had a few tiny snowflakes fly this winter, but.the real snow hasn't started yet. I am avoiding watching the weather but I'm pretty sure it will come soon.





The pattern was free from Diary of a Quilter. She called it Patchwork Forest tree. I liked her straight line quilting and so I duplicated it, but of course I had to make it hard for myself and not quilt the trees so they would stand out a little bit.  I am still afraid to try free motion quilting with the new machine, so I twisted and turned the quilt every which way to go back and forth row by row. It was a fun little quilt to make. My finish size is approximately 18" x 26".

11 comments:

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Ooh... I like this one! Q-D drafted a pattern a while back that was similar, but she paper pieced it, so no lovely little bits of wonkiness. Love that! And not quilting the trees worked out beautifully. But pull of the band aid and get to FMQing on your new machine. Twisting and turning quilts, even little ones, is a pain! Thanks for linking up with Throwback Thursday @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

I really like the improv nature of the quilt top; it makes the quilt have so much character, just like a forest!

Heidi said...

Beautiful! Your fabric choices give this so much charm & character!

Paige said...

Love your improv trees with the mix of lights and darks. The quilting is great too! Thanks for sharing.

June D said...

Really a nice interpretation of the quilt. So nice to quilt to make the trees stand out. Thanks for sharing.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Terrific little quilt - putting this on my list to have ready for NEXT year!

Little Black Cat Quilting said...

Here from Throwback Thursday, I love your little improv trees! Thanks for sharing the tutorial, I'm keeping it for later! :)

JanineMarie said...

I love the combination of sort of vintage-y fabrics and improv piecing. The quilt has such a playful quality.

Tish Stemple said...

I drove myself crazy trying to make this quilt last year. For some reason I could not get the little trees to come out correctly. Yours turned out beautifully. I love it.

the zen quilter said...

I really love wonky stuff, and these trees make me smile. Which is perfect for the season, I would say...

elle said...

This is SUCH a great quilt. Smashing!!!