During my podcast with Tsoniki, I mentioned how I want to celebrate the “progress” of a project, not just the finish. In a past Work in Progress post, I shared a Christmas tree mini quilt I am working on using the new Cotton and Steel fabric lines. I was inspired by Amy of Diary of a Quilter before she posted her fantastic tutorial so mine resemble her trees but are not exact. (No stumps for me!?!)
Here is where I am at now:
Since I started with scraps, some of the shapes were predetermined. The color combination of limey green with pink, navy and green are really fun. I love how the different fabric lines play so well together.
I am debating hand quilting around some of the trees and then machine quilting the rest. I posted the question on my Instagram account and was encouraged to see others thought the hand quilting would be fantastic. Perle cottons have been chosen so I am excited!
I also pieced a back out of pieces from both the new and older Cotton and Steel fabric lines.
I can not wait to see it finished!