|The Tree Is Trimmed in Evergreen, from Basic Grey|
One of my favorite fabric designers is Basic Grey. The company’s Little Black Dress collection caught my eye a few years back, resulting in my first Miranda Bag. Although I managed to resist a few collections since then, I’ve quilted with PB&J (and then foolishly gifted the project!) and 25th and Pine. So when the Moda Bake Shop asked me to remake my Tree Is Trimmed mini-quilt in Basic Grey’s current Christmas line—Evergreen—I couldn’t type yes fast enough.
|I chose to press all seams open in this version of the mini and follow |
the cross-stitch lines to quilt. I much prefer it to my original mini,
which I stitched in the ditch.
Now that I’ve finished my project, I could move on to make more Christmas trees with cross-stitch blocks, but I’ve already made a forest full of these minis. I think I’m going to take the remaining jelly-roll strips and make a quilt (something akin to this). I used dark green in my mini, but the other colors are really lovely—deep reds and soft greens and blues. They have a fabulous Scandinavian feel to them, and if omit the really Christmassy prints (one design has “holly jolly” printed on it; another is adorned with candy cane stripes), the result will be a quilt the recipient can use all winter long.
My local quilt shop has a good selection of Basic Grey’s Fresh Cut. I haven’t bought any yardage—yet. Any suggestions on a pattern I could use to justify the purchase? I really like this pattern from Sherri McConnell. Yeah, yeah, yeah ... I need more fabric and another quilt project like I need a hole in the head!
- To view the Tree Is Trimmed in 25th and Pine, see my original tutorial here.
- To view the revised tutorial, using Evergreen, go to the Moda Bake Shop.
Linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday and Finish It Up Friday ...