Thursday, 14 May 2015

Christmas Tree mini quilt

Yes, I know, it's May! So I'm either really early or really late! I planned to make this mini quilt over the Christmas holidays last year but I just never had the time, so it was put on the to-do list for 2015. 

This month the theme for Le Challenge is 'wood' and so I instantly knew that this was the perfect reason to get this mini made! I had already pulled the fabrics and printed the pattern so I was all set to go! Although, as ever, I finished at the last minute and didn't leave myself enough time to get good photos, urgh!

Each tree is paper pieced with lots of green fabrics from my scraps and some pretty sparkly snowflake fabric for the background. I had planned to make a patchwork border using reds and greens, but when I sewed together the 4 trees I loved how they looked just as they were. I did some FMQ, it's not amazing but I'm still pretty new to FMQ so I'm really pleased with how it turned out. 

Linking up to Le Challenge and Scraptastic Tuesday.

 photo LeChallengScraptastic Tuesday



  1. I love it, very pretty. Christmas in May made me smile.

  2. It's so cute and I'd say you are very early! Time enough to make a matching tree skirt if you like! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

  3. Love it!! I agree no border needed, the trees are so beautiful. Thanks for linking to le challenge!

  4. Fun trees and great background fabric!

  5. I really like this mini! I like the scrappiness and esp. the snowflake background

  6. I love your paper pieced trees! I think it is great to make holiday projects now... low stress!

  7. Wow, how organised are you!? Stunning little quilt and I loved your last post too, the swap looked great xx

  8. Dropping by from Scraptastic Tuesday and just wanted to say I love your trees!
    The snowflake background is perfect for those green trees.


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