Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tree Quilt Finished


Yes I know it's been too long since I last posted but I have actually done some quilting in that time! Remember this tutorial? I finished up my tree quilt and it's actually 'done-done' as in hanging on a wall.I played around with sashings and even sewed in red sashings. After sewing them in, I looked at them and thought, "hmmmm...do I really want it to look like Christmas year round in my house?"! I'm already half way there with green walls and red leather couches, so I don't need to encourage it any more than I already do!

However, I did notice that the sashing made it look a little like a window so I went with that idea, changed it to white, and called it a day. Quilting it was fun - I just echo-quilted around the trees.
Nancy from With Thread In Hand made a block using my tutorial which she turned into a pillow - I am in LOVE with it!
You can see her post about it here. I especially like how she fussy cut the tree fabric - amazing. And I like her leaves so much better than mine! It really makes me want to sew some tree pillows for the living room. Thanks so much for sharing, Nancy!

I'm posting a zig zag quilt tutorial in a bit, so you might want to hang around for a while!

7 comments:

Nancy said...

I loved that tutorial the minute I saw it and the pillow top was finished within hours...

The wallhanging is super cute and I love the white "window panes".

This pillow is my daughters, but I plan to make a few more for me!

Barb said...

great quilt = congrats on a nice finish.
I love the quilting

Nedra said...

Great fabric choices, and the white does look better for the sashing than the red.
I have this tutorial filed away! Thanks so much!

Huisvlyt said...

Your tree quilt looks wonderful. It looks very playful. I love it!
Elzaan

upstateLisa said...

I love it!!!!

Kathie said...

this is great, I love this tree quilt
oh how I would love a little quilt with just the polka dot tree on the bottom
toooo cute!
great quilting too
you outdid yourself I am so in awe!
Kathie

Chavah said...

Fabulous Joanna! :D