A couple of years ago, I made this sample for the shop:
Around the trees, I quilted using one of the decorative stitches on my sewing machine that looks like a snowflake. I freemotioned continuous line snowflakes to fill the spaces between the trees and on the border. I stitched in the ditch for the Courthouse Blocks. The thread is a Sulky embroidery thread.
The dimensional Christmas tree is a fun technique to do, but it wastes a lot of fabric. I challenged myself to do something with the leftovers from the trees without cutting up the pieces. This is what I came up with. The binding is also from all the scraps from the quilt.
So why am I showing this to you now? I have been commissioned to make the Figgy Pudding quilt. She bought the kit a couple of years ago and started cutting it out, but due to life getting in the way (we can all relate to that!), she put it back in her sewing room. She hasn't been able to get back to it and now the time for it to be done has come. She's an excellent quilter, but has too much going on in her life right now to get it done in time for their family reunion on June 11th. She had promised it for one of the raffle items. I can't let her disappoint her family! She had a few pieces cut out and labeled and Friday I cut out and labeled all the rest.
I don't have to piece the back for her quilt, so that will save some time. The thread I ordered for quilting (Aurifil!) arrived yesterday. (I'm loving having the thread chart! Perfect match!) I'm just waiting on the fabric for the backing. It took a bit to find enough fabric, the line is a couple of years old now, but she found it! She's ordered it, should be here soon. Then the quilting will begin!