Monday, November 24, 2014

mini trees!

Do you ever get one of those ideas that rattle around in your brain that just won't quit until you try it out? That's exactly what happened with these mini trees. I would think about them before falling asleep, when I woke up in the morning, when cooking lunch. After several days, I figured enough was enough and I finally gave the idea a go.
There was much squealing of delight when I made the first one. My kids squealed right along with me, which was a bonus. :)
I made 6 blocks.
Then 9.
Then I turned them into a mini quilt. I absolutely love it!!! Thankfully we have a fresh coat of snow today for photography purposes. (Ha!) The mini measures 15.5" x 23" and the pattern is in progress. Hurray for fun ideas that work!

Happy Monday to you!

67 comments:

sallgood said...

SOOOOO Cute! I love these!!

Staci said...

oh they are super cute!!

Tracybug Creative said...

Eeek! Love it so much!

Jennifer said...

Love them! I think they would be so cute made into a banner.

Teresa Stanulis said...

I love them!

Mary W Quilts said...

Love them! I want to make a forest of them!

Svetlana said...

that's just too adorable. Love, love, love. I must give these trees a try asap :)

Lea said...

So so so cute! You could make little coasters, too:) Yet another cute creation, Amanda Jean!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

They would be cute Christmas cards!

kervei said...

Adorable! I already loved the big ones, so this is ultimate cuteness....

Megan Collins said...

Very cute!!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I didn't think to much of just one but then I saw your groupings of many and I loved them - good work!!

Veronica said...

These are so cute! I squealed too!

Di~ said...

Very Very Very Very Very cute1

Chris said...

Definitely squeal-worthy!

Kris said...

oh so adorable!

Daytona Damsel said...

Oh these are the cutest. I must make a bunch!

Debbie

Daytona Damsel said...

These are the curest. I want to make a bunch. Debbie

kathy said...

I love this little quilt! Im so happy that you're making a pattern for it,

Mary Marcotte said...

What a novel idea! One or two made into Christmas tree ornaments! Or to use as gift tags. Oh wait, put in small frames and write names on the glass for place setting at the table.

I REALLY like these.

Squirrels do Sew said...

OMG - isn't that brilliant! Looks just fabulous.

Sandra Coleman Clarke said...

I love these too!! Way to go!! You always do cute things. Thanks for all the inspirations.

Debbie said...

Super cute!

Hildy said...

Cute mini! I love minis becuase there's this instant gratification.

stitch quilt knit said...

Totally love them!

Judi said...

I absolutely adore your mini trees! The ones with the green and white print lend a funky look as well. Awesome work...as always!

Teresa Palmer said...

Can't wait for the pattern; they're just adorable!

Lorna McMahon said...

Adorable! Perfect little project for Christmas and would make a great gift!

Julia Lucas said...

I squealed when I opened your email. The mini trees are so Adorable~^^

Sew Create It - Jane said...

These are adorable! Can't wait to see the pattern :o)

Sue said...

I hope you can get that adorable pattern made soon! That is quite possibly the CUTEST little mini quilt I have ever seen! Sooooooooooooooo happy you had this idea that just wouldn't leave! :)

Cathy L said...

I got so excited when I saw your e-mail. These are SOOOOO adorable! I was thinking about making a Christmas quilt but was struggling with what design. I love this! Thank you for your wonderful ideas.

Sarah Jardine said...

Love the trees! Your choice of colours is inspiring as well. It's a good challenge to think about using more colours than just holly red and forest green.

Carrie Wikander said...

Super cute, teally love the tru ks! Very whimsical.

lindaofthelakes said...

I just love them. Wonder how many I can make before Christmas?

Ruthann Grace said...

I love these! Think I'll use your idea and make some to be one side of a mug rug....we always have a Holiday swap at work and these would be perfect! Thank you :-) have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Julie Beard said...

Amandajean,

Absolutely gorgeous and very cute.
Great ideals for use of this so christmassy ideal:a cushion front, or even to hang them from your shelf above the fire once made into a christmas banner with perhaps even stars too! Or even they could be used as your own hand made christmas cards. So many opportunities. I love them. So much fun. Now you've got me thinking!!!!!! Thanks for sharing Julie B. Adelaide Australia.

Tricia Sagen said...

I love the picture of you and your little ones squealing with delight together! The joy of the season!

Ellsie320 said...

I love "middle of the night" inspiration. It's why my cutting and ironing tables are not in my sewing room (which is in my bedroom sitting area)

Ioleen said...

Way cute!!! Going to give them a try.

ioleen dot kimmel at gmail dot com

Gunilla said...

Wow!
I just love them.

Lesley Gilbert said...

Lovely and cute - very nice :)

jenni said...

I am so excited for the pattern! Darling.

JanineMarie said...

Okay, these are just too cute!

Cynthia Knapp said...

Your mini tree blocks are adorable! They will make such a cute quilt. Great idea! Cynthia Knapp

Nedra said...

Very cute! Looking forward to seeing the pattern :)

Vicki H said...

So sew very cute.

Amy DeCesare said...

I'm so happy that you let that idea come out of your head and then shared it with us! These blocks are just awesome!!! I have to try that!

Scrapspj said...

Hurry up I Love these little trees!

Lea said...
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A Nudge said...

They are so cute! You're a genius.

u keep sewing said...

Very very cute!!! Happy Thanksgiving. Hope some day to acquire the pattern. Thanks for sharing.

Love Of Quilts said...

Happy Thanksgiving.

Lisa Lisa said...

These are so dang cute!

Katherine said...

Oh they are so cute!

Julie said...

I'm on board...waiting for the pattern to be available! Just too cute.

Mahesa Jenar said...

Thank you so much for picking my card as one your winners from the teddies challenge, it is such an honour.
Thank you for all your hard work in making the challenge so successful, it's a shame that the challenge is ending but I can totally understand your reasons and wish you all the best.
Sue xx obat penggugur kandungan

CapitolaQuilter said...

Yes - fun ideas that work, the best kind. Love the mini.

Nann said...

Oh, so cute!
I've already made this year's ornaments...this is a head start for 2015!

2ne said...

Love this little three quilt :-)

Marsha L said...

This is a great pattern. One of these days I'll get around to making it.

sally in st. paul said...

Amongst the many things I am thankful for this Thanksgiving is your blog, and all that you share with your readers.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
Sally in St. Paul

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Kathy said...

cute cute cute!!

Terri said...

How cute! Now you have my creative juices flowing.

Anina said...

So cute! I have something in progress that's been spinning around in my head for a while too.

Laurie said...

Oh I adore these trees, they are super fun. I can't wait to try them, I do hope you will have a pattern for us to purchase.
thank you, I love your blog :)