Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Crafting

A little weekend sewing ...

A spur of the moment crafty project entirely inspired by copied from Lisa's Geometric Paintchip Christmas Tree design.
From paint-chips/paper to fabric this design works equally well; a traditional Christmas tree layout made from simple squares and Half Square Triangles.  My finished patchwork units measure 2 inches x 2 inches (finished mini quilt 18.5" x 20.5"), although any size block will work equally well.


I have jazzed my mini-quilt up with a black/white and text fabric background, and it could possible benefit from some embellishing ... mini lights, a little glitz and glitter.
Keeping the Christmas spirit alive.

Rita

Fabrics Used:
Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Solids in:
Kiwi, Juniper, Jade Green, Clover, Lime, Peridot, Poppy, Papaya, Chestnut

66 comments:

  1. Pretty, pretty, pretty. So fun and seasonal!

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  2. love the background fabric, cute project

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  3. Love the quilting - Simple but so effective!

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  4. My goodness that is beautiful!!! I love the colors
    ~a

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  5. Love the bright, cheery colors! So festive. :)

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  6. The low volume background works really well with the bright tree colors! I am amazed you did this in a weekend. You rock!!

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  7. It's so cheery! I love it! And I always love fabrics with words. Just adorable!!

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  8. I am so glad my family does not read your blog - they would all want one. Of course now I want one too. Lovely execution of the idea.

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  9. Wow I love it so festive & complicated looking :)
    Karen x

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  10. Love this little quilt ~ so cheerful!

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  11. I love it, and your quilting is perfect! How do you do that?? Also, what color thread did you use for quilting?

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  12. Your Christmas tree quilt really caught my eye. It's so bright and playful. I'm going to have to fit this little project in somewhere this season.

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  13. so pretty Rita! I'm tempted to whip up one of these as well...I love that it uses so many different shades of solids.

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  14. wow - love the use of the white text fabric - it adds a great touch - plus the use of yellow is a perfect accent - great job!

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  15. this colours are fantastic and as usual your piecing is perfect!

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  16. Hi there. I popped over from the 2012 Christmas Quilt Show. I love how you use low volume : )

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  17. Whta cute little tree, I love your background too.
    Ruth

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  18. This is a wonderful quilt. So bright and modern but still traditional with the tree. Love it!

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  19. as always I love your straight line quilting.

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  20. Your work is gorgeous; I especially like the background fabric and agree that a bit of embellishment would go a long way to brightening the piece. Nice work.

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  21. My favorite of your recent projects--the fabric choices and color placement are brilliant!

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  22. And this is why you are the artist -- and I am the mere copier.

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  23. That is just beautiful....colorful and delightful.

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  24. That is totally adorable! It would be really cute as an advent calendar where you add tiny ornaments from pockets below.

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  25. Your tree is adorable! Love the fabrics and the quilting! Too cute!

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  26. This is so cute! I just love your blog and your projects. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  27. so cute and modern! Fabulous colors, reminds me of one of my favorite quilts of all time by Carol Taylor. (http://www.caroltaylorquilts.com/QuiltPages/Abstractions/images/Evergreen%2062%20x%2068.jpg)

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  28. I love text fabric! Thanks for sharing your quilt!

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  29. Darling! So vibrant and love the background fabrics. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  30. Love this... pinned and hope to try it someday with my oodles of scraps.

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  31. Your quilt is so lovely and bright.

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  32. Really creative quilt and I love your background fabric !

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  33. SO ATTRACTIVE-LOVE IT!
    LOVE THOSE LITTLE PRINTS IN THE BACKGROUND;RELLY SETS THE TREE OFF!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  34. Very fun and cheery Tree! Love your background fabrics. Thank you for sharing.
    jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  35. Love all the bright colors in your tree and your texty fabric background is so fun.

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