Last year in April I made two table runners with the Crazy Christmas Trees pattern. This first one was given just last month as a gift and the second one I kept for myself.
Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication on the January 20th blog showed a scrappy version of this pattern and I thought what fun that would be to make again. I ended up at the last minute making some Christmas gifts this past year. This pattern is so fun, I decided to get busy early this year.
The pattern calls for 8 blocks, I only made 7 as I only plan on putting 3 trees, not 4 in my runner.
The three trees are done, but I am very unhappy with the center tree top. I also took some creative adjustments to the top of the trees on the two outside blocks. I think I will be making one more tree block and changing out the bottom and the top of the center tree. Not sure what went wrong, but fixable.
It seems the peacock teenagers are trying to get flirting advice from Orby the rooster. My daughter's pea hen Marilyn isn't paying any attention to them, she is not impressed. Orby has a whole flock of lady hens, that seem to adore him, so maybe he will give them a little advice on how to romance Marilyn. Doesn't look he is very impressed either.
Love the scrappy trees, what a fun method. Fall and Spring trees would be pretty too. I had no idea peacocks needed instruction for flirting. Well, really most boys do :)ReplyDelete
Really like the wonky Christmas trees...good luck to
the peacocks! Have a great day!
Nice! I just quilted these wonky trees for a client - a Christmas tree panto and Glide Celery, in case you need inspiration.ReplyDelete
Hi DonnaleeQ! How fun those trees are. And what a great idea to make some gifts ahead of time. Hang in there, Marilyn. You'll know when it's right and you will be impressed! HAHA! Thanks for linking up today. ~smile~ RoseanneReplyDelete
That would be so cool to get close to the peacocks! I love their feathers :)ReplyDelete
Love the trees and love the birds.ReplyDelete
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I love your Christmas tree blocks! I can't wait to see the final results and I am sure Orby has great advice (if he is anything like the rooster down the street) Have a marvellously Happy Day!ReplyDelete
Peacocks, roosters and wonky Christmas trees...what's better than that? I've wanted to make a few of those Christmas trees, but haven't gotten to them yet. I really like yours with the great variety of fabrics!ReplyDelete
You have such a creative mind! I'd never think a project like that could turn out to be so clever!ReplyDelete
It's so great to see your link at 'My Corner of the World' this week!
Oh, I like that middle tree! :) These look like so much fun, but it sounds like something I'd really mess up, needing to get the different angles mirror-imaged to each other. Is it easier than my mind is making it seem?ReplyDelete
Very fun scrappy trees. And so very smart to get started on this year's Christmas things so early!ReplyDelete
What a cool take on making those trees tho!!ReplyDelete
Fun runners! Two of my Beemates made those this month, as well.ReplyDelete
Love the trees! I have always liked tree quilts. And getting an early start on Christmas is stellar!ReplyDelete
Way to go!
These scrappy trees are awesome. I love all the christmas fabrics - your new trees are fun to examine up close as well as admire from afar. Good luck to your peacocks, perhaps your peahen is looking for someone less skindeep... :DReplyDelete
Those tree runners are super cute! No wonder you wanted to make another. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete
Lol, love that you started early. So cute! Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.ReplyDelete
I really like your scrappy versions of these trees! I think I have a similar pattern. These wonky trees may get added to my Xmas in July projects!ReplyDelete
Hi DonnaLee, since I've seen your finished quilt, I can see why you didn't like the top of the center tree. It does look much better. Thanks for taking the time to link up at Free Motion Mavericks. Take care.ReplyDelete