This was the first time I’ve been asked to a custom quilt for Christmas before. And only my second time making a Christmas quilt. Here was the one I made last year.
Anyway, you will note my lack of Christmas-y fabrics.
I honesty don’t like to have themed fabrics in my stash. It’s because they sit there and staring at me and I seldom have any reason to use them.
Like the football fabric sitting in my stash or the halloween fabric or the pink ribbon fabric or the camo. You see? They bother me. It’s ridiculous, but that’s how I feel.
So I was asked to use some of these fabrics.
These are not like regular Christmas fabrics. They are GORGEOUS! So I didn’t mind buying them so much for this quilt.
Here are my blocks and my toes.
I followed Amy Smart’s pattern at Diary of a quilter. It is a GREAT pattern. Well written and easy to follow.
and look at my forest! I’m crazy thrilled with this one.
I pulled quite of bit of stash fabrics as well to go in with the Brambleberry fabrics. Quite a bit of low volumes and some more greens.
I added a big chunky white border to the quilt and backed it with red polka dots and green solid.
I’m thinking next year I want to make this again, but in pink and red and white.
You can look at many other quilter’s versions of this same quilt here.
If you are interested in me making you a Christmas tree forest quilt, read all the details here.