The Free Motion Quilting Project: Wonky Christmas Tree Quilt Tutorial

Monday, December 26, 2016

Wonky Christmas Tree Quilt Tutorial

It's the day after Christmas and I'm still head-over-heels for the holidays! Last week I used the fabric in this month's Quilty Box to make dozens of Wonky Christmas Tree quilt blocks.

This week I want to turn these blocks into Christmas quilt tops in all shapes and sizes so they'll be easy to quilt and finish in time for Christmas next year. I've already gotten a head start and finished one quilt top so I can show you how to connect the blocks together:


I love the curvy snow effect of this quilt! It's a bit of work to create that effect, but I think it's totally worth it! You can learn how to connect all the blocks together to make this quilt top in this new Christmas Tree Quilt Tutorial:



So what do you think? Do you prefer the turned, curvy edge or would you like a faster method with fusible applique instead? Did you like the look of a straight line of snow, or are the curves worth it?

Honestly I didn't even think of fusing this together until I'd already connected two rows together. I just prefer turned edge applique, but the next top I create I'll try raw edge fusible instead. 

I also plan to make some long, skinny wall hangings with single tall Christmas tree. It will be fun to decorate those small spaces in the house with a bright, cheerful quilt!

I'm delighted with how these turned out and since I have so many trees left over, I'm looking forward to playing with these again next year. Maybe we'll pull our Christmas Tree quilt tops out in October and quilt them together in time for Christmas 2017?

Wow, that's pretty far ahead to plan, but knowing how my year is stacking up that sounds like a plan to me!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

4 comments:

  1. I like the looks of the wonky. I had to turn my attention away from holiday related projects as I started those back in July - now I am ready for something new, not red or green or burgundy colored ...

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  2. I love this project. I will have a go and make something for next Christmas.

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  3. Great project.... very well explained...:)

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  4. Thank you for this terrific tutorial!

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