A Christmas quilt at last!


I have toyed with the idea of making a small Christmas quilt to hang here for years…but they all seemed too Christmas-y–something you would feel compelled to take down as soon as Christmas was over.  This is my version of a quilt featured on the Purl Bee blog, and I like the way it makes you think of Christmas trees, but then is still quite appropriate as winter continues on.  It is a scrap quilt, so I just brought out all my dark green scraps.  I did, however, purchase two fat quarters to add to the scraps, one of which is a batik fabric I chose to represent blue spruce trees:

 

That fabric reminds me of the blue spruce trees in the Sangre de Cristo mountains in New Mexico, where we used to visit every year.  They were a very distinct shade of blue, different from all the other pine trees.

I think this quilt turned out well, and it will be gracing the walls at least through February.

 

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One thought on “A Christmas quilt at last!

  1. Very nice. You’re right–it brings Christmas to mind but doesn’t shout it–a great winter hanging! I am impressed by your quilting!! Have a lovely Christmas!!

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