This month on Persimon Dreams big, Projrct Quilt started. The theme is actually trees. I sat for a wile Sunday trying to think about what to do. I walked in my sewing room and saw that original tree on the wall. I knew then that I needed to make the quilt I had been planning on doing for over 3 years. I also knew that it would be one more goal off my list!!
I planned out my quilt. I have long lost the pattern so I had to use the finished block to measure out the squares pieces. I decided I would do 4 rows of 5 trees with a strip on the top or bottom to offset the rows. That meant another 20 blocks. I remembered back to when I wasn't good at quilting and how long the original 20 blocks took.
My marathon began!! I cut lots of strips into 2 1/2 inches and then the width of each piece. I then sewed them up and had 20 finished and squared blocks by Monday night. I did not plan out the different fabrics, I just made sure that each tree did not have any repeat fabrics.
I laid the trees out trying to make sure that 2 fabrics weren't laid out together. Then sewed them into 4 rows.
Then with the opinion of 2 friends I framed it out in red and decides to use the green as the outer boarder. Then as the final decision I used the inner boarder as my binding.
As the backing I found a deal on some Christmas fabric. I sewed 2 strips together the width of the fabric. I used a synthetic batting. The quilt finished to be 60x62.
I quilting it by outlining all of the red boarders in red. I then FMQ a swirl around the trees outlining them twice. I am still not sure if i completely like this. I them used green to put rows in the outer boarder.
I know it's right after Christmas, but I can officially say I have started with the decorating for next year!! Next on the list for this fabric are a few matching table runner for the living room!! I can't wait till next weeks challenge!