I am so pleased with my lap quilt sized “Pine Tree Point” quilt! The pattern was designed by Bonnie K. Hunter of quiltville.blogspot.com. Bonnie suggested that we add some teals/aquas for sparkle. The variation in greens really adds interest to the quilt. I modified her pattern by increasing the widths of both frames around the trees. I also used one fabric for green sashing instead of the string pieced sashing suggested by the pattern. I wanted a bright red for the frames and binding, but all the reds in my stash are on the burgundy side of the spectrum. I found a vintage red polka dot maxi A-line dress in stash inherited from my mother. After deconstructing the dress, I cut strips in the lengths I needed. As I began sewing and pressing, I determined that the fabric was a poly cotton blend rather than the 100 per cent cotton that I prefer. However, I used it anyway figuring that the fabric has already stood the test of time without fading.
It turns out that my sister-in-law loves the quilt in general and polka dots in particular, so I gave her the quilt at a small family gathering this past weekend.
Leave a comment below if you are making a tree quilt this season. (I like this pattern so much, I may make another; goodness knows I have plenty of green strips and strings!)