This past week has been spent finishing up a bit of old projects and newer ones.
I finished up my tree quilt. Colorful is certainly the statement for it. 60 different background fabrics for those blocks. Lots of digging around in the stash.
A bit of a closer look, such happy colors.
How is this for the back of it? When our Beverly's Fabrics store closed I purchase LOTS of fabric at wonderful prices. Many were 4 yard cuts for future quilt backs. Sometimes that works out well, and sometimes you wait years for the perfect pre-purchased back. This one is perfect.
At least 3 or 4 years ago I made a runner like this for my grandson Ben's dresser. He was into everything in the sea. I started this second one just to finish off the panel blocks. I got a bit tired of seeing it hanging on the closet door so decided to finish it off. He no longer is into this decor so it will go to my guild's boutique booth at our next quilt show.
One of my daughters, I have three, teaches 5th grade at a local elementary school. She is a little tiny thing not much bigger than her 5th graders. Every year the staff have her dressed up as the Elf on the Shelf and she is photographed in all sorts of naughty activities in the principal's office. The photos are plastered all over the school to the delight of all the students.
The best to the end of the week. By grandson #33 and his high school team just won the state football championship in their division. Lots to celebrate.
love love love the trees! color explosion and beautiful!ReplyDelete
Your tree quilt is just amazing! Beautiful color and that backing is perfect for it. Love the pictures of your daughter the elf! I taught 5th grade, too - love her idea! Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
I love your sense of humor.ReplyDelete
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WOW! You are so creative and talented! Love your tree quilt!ReplyDelete
The trees are wonderful. So much color! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait LossReplyDelete
The tree quilt looks great and the backing fabric looks perfect.ReplyDelete
Hi Donnalee! Oh, I just LOVE how your trees turned out. All those bright colors and patterns look nice together especially with the trees themselves in solid for a calming effect. I agree, that is the perfect backing. How sweet it is to have something to use in stash, and it's even sweeter when it was a bargain purchase. Thanks for linking up this week - sorry I'm so late for the visit. ~smile~ RoseanneReplyDelete
The tree quilt is gorgeous and you are right, that's the perfect backing! Your daughter's pics are hilarious, that must be a fun school! Enjoy celebrating the end of one year and the start of the next decade!ReplyDelete
Great and fun photos ;))ReplyDelete
I enjoyed the tree quilt and the elfin daughterReplyDelete
The pictures of your daughter are hilarious! But I really love the tree quilt with it's riot of colour and fabrics.ReplyDelete
I love your tree quilt, and you're right - that backing is perfect for it. I'm sure your daughter keeps everyone amused at her school. Thank you for linking up to the Peacock Party.ReplyDelete
awesome projects, of course!ReplyDelete
love hearing all the fun going on there!!
Happy New Year!!
That backing will be perfect for your Kaffe Forest Quilt!! Your daughter really gets into character with her naughty elf portrayal. Congrats to your grandson and his teammates!ReplyDelete
Your daughter as Elf on the Shelf is so funny!! And it's great to see your tree quilt getting so close to being finished. Super backing fabric :)ReplyDelete
A real elf on the shelf that is hilarious!ReplyDelete
Congrats to your grandson and his team for winning State in their division. That’s quite an honor! Your daughter makes a great elf (with spunk and attitude!) such fun pictures. And I have to join the chorus of raves for your tree quilt. Don’t be surprised if you a dozen or two of us making them next year, LOL! Have a happy and safe New Year!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to your grandson!! Woot! Woot! Team sports of any kind are good building blocks for character. Hilarious Elf on the Self antics! And last but not least, your Tree Quilt is stunning ... I love it!ReplyDelete
Oh that tree quilt is so lovely! All those different fabrics work together amazingly.ReplyDelete
Oh! I love the fabric you are using! I would want to bead it!ReplyDelete
Lovely tree quilt, and so full of color!ReplyDelete
your tree quilt is Ah! Mazing!! and the backing will be perfect. your daughter sounds like a blast !!ReplyDelete
Love love love the tree quilt! And your elfin daughter is adorable.ReplyDelete
Oh, those trees -- what a beautiful forest! Your daughter is patient and brave (and cute!). I agree about buying fabric on speculation--but how great it is when the Perfect Use occurs.ReplyDelete
Yes, that colorful tree quilt deserves an standing ovation! Imagine a whole stadium of people standing and applauding. That is how I feel about it!ReplyDelete
Love your trees.ReplyDelete
I am enraptured by the trees/branches quilt-top ! Saved the photo for inspiration ! I hope to add your blog to my sidebar on my blog......such interesting works !ReplyDelete