Friday, January 22, 2016

Update on the Tree Quilt

Our small quilt group got the top all together and I managed to get it quilted in time for our next
meeting to put the binding on.  I think it came out rather well (if I do say so myself)?!
Also; I'm linking up with Oh scrap.  This is a great way to make a group effort Scrap project!  Very, very Scrappy!
The inspiration for this quilt came from some pix at Wombat quilts.  check it out!
I really liked the way that Cath's group quilted their Tree quilt and I wanted to try to do something similar on our group quilt.
The wavy lines with the light background kind of remind me of wind moving through the trees?! 
It was fun to quilt and way easier than a lot of other overall patterns. 

To get myself started with moreless  equal waves I folded a piece of butcher paper into thirds and cut one wave.  When unfolded that provided three fairly uniform waves.  After echo quilting the first wave, I took the paper off and just echo /shifted the waves free hand over and over again.
It really helped that my new longarm has a Stitch regulator.  that way I could slow down in places and still have reasonable  stitch quality.  I'm still getting use to the new machine.  For the most part I really like it!  But there's always a learning curve and practice, practice, practice!
Happy Weekend!
Cheers, Claire W.


  1. What a wonderful Tree Quilt!


  2. What a darling quilt! love the spontaneity of it. the "wind" quilting is a grand finish. nice claire!

  3. Cool! I like the wavy line quilting. I did something similar on my latest quilt, but yours looks much nicer!

  4. The quilting is fabulous, Claire! It really makes the quilt. Brava!

  5. It's such a fun quilt! I love the wavy, windy quilting.

  6. Super cute tree quilt! The quilting really enhances it, Claire.

  7. This idea is a great group project. Many of those trees are quite creative. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  8. I love it! It's such a fun quilt!

  9. Awesome quilt! I love the scrappy neutral background and your quilting is perfect!

  10. Wow - this is a beautiful quilt! I really admire trees and love the variety of the trees you have in this piece.