Throughout last year's Christmas rush, I saw oodles of folks making a Patchwork Forest quilt, and I admired them all. That led to me impulsively starting one of my own, knowing full well I'd be making it for this year. And why not, right?
The unofficial Christmas colors around here focus on green, and in making our tree skirt and lap quilt in year's past, I've added in aqua/teal, gray, and even brown. So of course that's what I did again, which makes it very foresty, in my humble opinion. I pulled quite a variety of fat-eighths and partial fat-quarters from my stash for the blocks, so along the way, this became an effective stash-buster.
I used the Modern Christmas Tree block tutorial by Amy/Diary of a Quilter, which is a larger version of her original Patchwork Forest Quilt tutorial. The trees are cut improvisationally, then trimmed up. For some reason, mine came out slightly smaller than Amy's (7" x 9") - creator error I'm sure - measuring 6 1/2" x 8" finished. Arranged 10 blocks by 10 blocks, the quilt finished at 65" x 80".
For quilting, I chose organic straight-line quilting horizontally across the quilt, hoping it would give a hint of strings of tree lights. I used Aurifil 50wt #4060 (Silver Moon), which is variegated, and #5006 (Light Turquoise), and the combo made quilting fun.
Binding is the subtle but lovely Maze Clarity from Katarina Rocella's Imprint, which was also used in some of my blocks and is one of my very favorite low-volume prints.
So there! I am thrilled to have this one out of the way and ready for Christmas, as we all know it'll be here before we know it. Check out other versions of Patchwork Forest on Instagram, under hashtags #patchworkforest and #holidaypatchworkforest. But be careful, or you'll be making one too!
This project was on my 2017 Finish-A-Long Q1 list, so I'm off to link up just in the nick of time!
Also linking up with Finish It Up Friday!