November 16, 2011

Family Tree Quilt


All the hours of cutting, sewing, sandwiching, quilting and binding are worth it when you have a finished quilt you love. And I sure love this one! I'm calling it the Family Tree quilt. It's been gifted to my parents as an anniversary present. :-)


It all started with Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadow fabrics. I knew I wanted to highlight the pretty trees. And I loved the play of the light and dark fabrics. Log cabin blocks seemed to be the way to go.


There's so many ways to lay out your log cabin blocks! I had to decide before I got too far in since it would matter how I placed my trees. (No upside-down trees in this quilt!) I chose to do diagonal light and dark stripes.


The back is simple. Pieced from a large IKEA sheet and some of the dark brown fabric used for the border on the front.


For the quilting, I did straight diagonal lines to go along with the striped front. I'm not gonna lie, I had a few problematic puckers happening. I pulled out the worst offenders and re-quilted, but there are still a few tiny imperfections. Just keeping it real!


As predicted, my mom loves the trees and the pattern of the front, while my dad prefers the simple look of the back. As long as they're both happy, I'm happy. AND I have enough fabric to make a matching one for me. Keeping it all in the family. :-)

It also feels very fall-ish to me, so I'm entering it in the Celebrate Color event!


ACW said...

Great Job!:)

Rebecca said...

That is a really lovely quilt!

Jessica said...

such smart and thoughtful use of this line- beautiful!

Rachel Hauser said...

That's a very nice design for this collection (which is one of my favorites too). Thanks for joining in with Celebrate Color!