Sunday, December 25, 2016

One Last Christmas Finish

Sometimes when folks stop by my blog they wonder where I get my time to do so much sewing, especially this time of year.  While I am retired, any retired person will tell you they just don't know where they found the time to work, they're so busy now.   Spending time in my sewing room is time I earn, it's where I go to relax, it's time I need to unwind and escape.  Additionally, if I'm in my sewing room I'm focused and making the most of my time, no distractions, and I put my social media addiction on hold. I also usually listen to a book or music while I sew, which makes my sewing time even more enjoyable.  Why am I monologuing about my sewing time?  Because while I was busy decorating, shopping, wrapping, and cooking, I squeezed in some time to work on this tree quilt.  Projects like this are the perfect projects to work on when all the other parts of your life are hectic.  I like a good challenging quilt pattern as much as the next quilter, but when my life is challenging I prefer that my sewing project is not.  This has been the fun jingle jingle in my last few busy holiday  days.

This is Lifetime Quilt Number 192 - Candy-land Christmas Trees
The pattern is Trees by Amanda Jean Nyberg for Crazy Mom Quilts. (Available here)
It finished at 52 1/2" x 60 1/2"
It has approximately 468 pieces.
For the fabric I just picked some pieces from my stash, most of it isn't even holiday themed fabric.  I was needing a little pink in my Christmas this year this did the trick.  I'm keeping this quilt, it will look perfect hanging in my sewing room next Christmas.

I love the trees so much I'm sharing a closeup of each one, enjoy.

Keep this project on your radar when you're looking for a fast quilt that is also fun and relaxing.

Best wishes to you all for a blissful holiday season, thank you for being such an important part of my quilting life, quilters are the best.

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  1. Merry Christmas, Thelma!! I enjoy starting my day by reading your blog and admiring the quilts you make.

  2. It's beautiful, Thelma. Merry Christmas!

  3. Merry Christmas to you and yours! I hope you have a wonderful day full of joy and love and happiness. from Iowa

  4. I have enjoyed your Christmas projects Thelma and want to wish you a very "Merry Christmas" and a "Happy New Year' !

  5. Oh, Thelma, I love it! So simple but so striking. I'm like so many others that read your blog....amazed at what you are able to accomplish! I must waste too much time!

  6. Tree quilts are among my favorites and this one is a beauty. You did an awesome job. Merry Christmas to you and your dear ones. Can't wait to see what you create next year!

  7. Cute! I've always liked red and pink together, but I've never put them together in a quilt like day!! I'd also like to see this quilt in more traditional fabrics...a nice twist on a more modern quilt. Happy New Year, Thelma.

  8. That quilt looks to me like it ought to be in a Christmas window display in New York City. Wow.

  9. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Thank you, Thelma, for all the quilting inspiration you provide.

  10. Love how your quilt turned out! Such pretty color combos. So glad pink is in for Christmas 😍


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