Monday, December 17, 2012

bright birch trees

I finished this quilt back in September but I wanted to get the pattern* written before I posted about it....so here we are in December. Everything takes so much longer than it should!
This quilt is proof positive that every scrap deserves a chance. Even the little ones! I do love working with little pieces!!!! (I know, what a news flash.) :)  The solids used on the front are Pure Elements by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery fabrics. They are super smooth and I wasn't sure how I felt about that, but they sewed and quilted up nicely. Hurray!
I do love a two sided quilt. On the back is my 'on the edge' quilt. (which is where I reside most of the time, hee hee!) The solid fabric is Ocean Mist by Connecting Threads. I am quite fond of their solids, as you probably already know. :)
 It's a bright one, isn't it? It makes me smile. :)
The center strip is my favorite one in the whole quilt. It finishes just a bit over 1/2" wide. So itty bitty! It makes me squeal a little bit every time I see it.
For the binding I used a super fun Patty Young print. I love how it finishes things off. This is sure to be a favorite quilt of mine for a long time!

If you are interested in making your own bright birch trees quilt, you can find the pattern in my shop. The pattern is sold as a pdf only, so a file will be sent to your email address used in your pay pal account.

*All proceeds from the sale of this pattern now through December 31 will go to a friend who is raising funds for an upcoming adoption! If you would like another way to help (please do!) you may purchase a calendar here, which will help bring their baby Tulip home. (If you do purchase a calendar, please be sure to use the coupon code TULIP at checkout.) Thanks for your help!

Happy Monday to you!

40 comments:

Flaun of I Plead Quilty! said...

Eeeeeeeee! I love this, Amanda. And now I'm adding a sentence because this seems like a very short comment if I leave it as is and doesn't properly convey how much I absolutely adore this quilt.

Cristin said...

Really gorgeous! I'm a huge fan of using every little scrap too! Fabric is so expensive it just kills me to throw anything out that could be *used* some time in the future! I may have to grab this pattern :-)

Di~ said...

Great quilt girl, you've done it again! Thanks for the sharing.

Di~ said...

p.s. I love that you 'take sundays off'.


Rachel said...

Beautiful quilt...love the "news flash" on how you feel about scraps!

creativecrazygirl said...

Love it!! You're right, the teeny-tiny strips are perfect!

blessings,
pam

Tara said...

I love this quilt! And double sided too boot!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Bright Birch Trees is awesome!

teaginny said...

I've been wondering about how this turned out. It looks great! Such a happy quilt, and I love the improv element.

JaneB said...

I love this quilt so bright and happy. I really love the narrow scraps.

Kari @ The Purple Quiltapotamus said...

Love it!! What a bright, happy, cheerful quilt and I LOVE the tiny strip you did. Looks amazing.

Debbie said...

Cool quilt!

Helen in the UK said...

What a bright, fun quilt! Love the colours and the bonus of it being double-sided. Happy Holiday Season :)

Julierose said...

Amanda, I ordered your pattern and this quilt definitely goes onto my 2013 list along with 3 other items. I love its scrappy parts highlighted onto the solids...in taupe-y backgrounds this would make a nice guy's quilt I think. thanks Julierose

CJ Tinkle said...

What a great quilt, and a terrific way to use up the smallest of scraps!

Diane Swett said...

Amanda, I love your bold use of solids against the strips of scraps. You are an inspiration to me.

Mama Urchin said...

I see lots of my scraps in there. I remember you just stripping them all together. I really love this quilt and how it looks like birch trees.

Kristie said...

Simply stunning! A very cool, unique quilt :)

Hannah said...

Ohhhh, you've outdone yourself this time, Amanda!! This is moving up to the top of my favs of yours. Good work!!!

Elsa said...

First thought ~ oh, that's beautiful! I love birch trees and this is a wonderful representation!

Candied Fabrics said...

Lovely, fun pattern, and how lovely you're donating your proceeds to help your friends! running off to buy...

Adrienne Pilon ("A") said...

You have so many happy comments already, but I want to say, too, that this is a gorgeous quilt and I've come to look at it many times. Very inspiring.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I just adore this quilt. And that little teensy strip...eek--SO sweet!

Aimee said...

Very very cool Amanda Jean! I love the bright happy colors!

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

I love the quilt, and the name is perfect. Great use of scraps and solids, and I love the quilting!

Holli said...

This is a great quilt! I just sorted ALL my scraps this past weekend - I cannot part with any of them. I just got the pattern and will shoot for a 2013 finish! Happiest of holidays to you and your family!

themissymom said...

Fun! I knew it was birch trees before reading the name!

Terry said...

This is STUNNING Amanda Jean! You are amazing. Every time I look at my scrap baskets I think of you. (AND, every time I throw out any little snippet I think of you, too!) Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Rene' said...

Fun quilt! Once again your generosity warms my heart. Heading now to purchase your pattern. Best wishes to your friends in bringing baby Tulip home.

VeeV said...

Stunning!!
Love it!!
xo
eva

Terriaw said...

I adore this quilt! I intended to make a similar version when I saw the blocks you started, but life and school always get in the way of my sewing. Someday, I will actually make one too. Such a great way to use snippets and bring some more nature decorating into our house.

Bea García said...

Your quilt is so much fun!!!

1stteacher said...

This is such a fun and pretty quilt - perhaps my favorite one ever.

Keep up the good work.

Susan K from Canada said...

Amanda - I love this quilt - all the little scraps and the amazing bright colours - WOW

Suzanne said...

I need a birch tree quilt in my house. It's so colorful and cheery!

Eileen said...

Ooooh, I love working with scraps too!!! Love all the colors in your quilt - I am inspired!

Jilly said...

That is just awesome and a great way to use scraps. I may just have to copy this next year. Have a wonderful Christmas and blessings for 2013.

Carla said...

Very very cool. Want : )

susiloci said...

Te deseo Felices Fiestas!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Altax said...

AWesome!!! These looks great.

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