Freitag, 23. Dezember 2016

Christmas Tree Quilt


Sarah asked to see my quilt, which I thought had been the subject of a blog post last year but after checking was not. I only composed it in my mind so I'll pull out that file now. 

I made this quilt in a guild class project in autumn of 1992 while I was pregnant with my daughter, Alyssa. It was finished in time for Christmas because back then, with four little children to homeschool, I somehow managed to complete projects in a reasonable time (unlike now).

The construction of the quilt uses the traditional Log Cabin block with a variation on the outer row using triangles. Traditionally the center square of a Log cabin quilt of any color was red to symbolize the hearth of the home. In this quilt that gives an ornament effect on the tree.


I still love all the fabrics. They don't feel dated at all even though they are over twenty years old. The gold fabric was difficult to work with but so perfect for this quilt.

Rich red, green and gold are my very favorite Christmas colors. The gold in the border fabric is the perfect accent. 


                 I did a machine quilting with free motion on my old, basic, Kenmore sewing machine.

                               I'm really anxious to start a fabric project after Christmas.


  1. Thanks for this post. I love that quilt.
    Amazing what busy moms squeeze in full days.

  2. That is a beautiful quilt. I'm always impressed by the "hidden stitches" - not sure what the proper designation is for the decorative sewing is that holds down large single cloth sections instead of connecting two or more colors.

  3. My goodness, those are GORGEOUS! <3