The Christmas Tree Quilt

by Nicole

Hooray! Horray! Horray! I always give myself a little cheer when I get a quilt done. Don’t you?

Christmas Tree Quilt

I’m cheering all the more on this one since it’s done with 12 days to spare before Christmas!

I confess that I got a bit of a head start by using three stars that were left over from making Twinkle last year. I made three more stars and the top came together quickly with lots of Kona white for the background.

When I showed my two-year old the Christmas quilt I was making for her, she asked me if that’s going to be her Christmas tree quilt. I don’t know if she called it that because of the tiny Christmas trees on the fabric or because she sees Christmas as being all about the big tree with lights and shiny balls in the family room (Note to self: Must find the nativity storybook and read it to her!).

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Either way, my daughter has named the quilt as the Christmas Tree Quilt.

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She will only use quilts that are made with flannel. The girl knows what she likes! I think it’s the softness that appeals to her. Luckily, I had a green and white dot flannel in my stash that went perfectly with the Christmas fabrics.

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For more on my quilting and binding decision making process, click here.

At 35″ by 44″, the Christmas Tree Quilt may only be big enough for my daughter for this year’s Christmas, but we just might make this a winter quilt and use it for the next few months.

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Who doesn’t like to look at red snowflakes all winter long?

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday!

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Debbie December 13, 2013 - 2:07 pm

oh I do love how you quilted it, the binding, and that lovely flannel dot on the back! Congrats – and 12 days yet! A very sweet Christmasy finish!

Marjorie's Busy Corner December 13, 2013 - 2:27 pm

It is just perfect Nicole!! Now you have spare time….lol. Great job on it

Pickles Quilting December 13, 2013 - 3:33 pm

I love how you quilted it. It makes it look like snow. 🙂 Beautiful quilt!!!

Nana-Bob December 13, 2013 - 3:33 pm

Love it, so pretty. where do you get your lables? 🙂

Leanne December 13, 2013 - 4:31 pm

It's lovely, and I do hope you use it all winter.

Fran December 13, 2013 - 5:19 pm

Beautiful quilt!

Julia Graber December 13, 2013 - 5:24 pm

Wow! I love this fresh modern take on your Winter/Christmas quilt. Huuuummmmm, maybe that's what I can do with all those Christmas prints stashed in my fabric closet. Yours turned out beautiful.

tara December 13, 2013 - 5:27 pm

Fabulous finish!

snips December 13, 2013 - 5:35 pm

I'm with your daughter on the flannel! So cozy!
I love star quilts and this one looks like the perfect winter quilt!

akainik December 13, 2013 - 5:37 pm

Gorgeous! Congrats!!

Beth December 13, 2013 - 6:32 pm

Love it! Turned out great!

Heidi Staples December 13, 2013 - 6:37 pm

I love the quilting — adorable!

qwilltr December 13, 2013 - 7:09 pm

Perfect! I love how you quilted it! You didn't need any suggestions at all… 🙂

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts December 13, 2013 - 9:50 pm

it turned out beautiful! your quilting looks great!

Stash Avalanche December 13, 2013 - 10:41 pm

Your quilting is lovely.

Jennie December 13, 2013 - 11:36 pm

Great decision to sleep on it – came out gorgeous!

BillieBee (billiemick) December 14, 2013 - 12:02 am

Gorgeous! December 14, 2013 - 1:04 am

I love the quilting – great finish 🙂

Gertie Pye December 14, 2013 - 1:06 am

So so love this quilt! Love the fabric, the quilting, the wonky stars – perfect for Christmas.

Andrea @ The Champ Life December 14, 2013 - 3:20 am

It is lovely!!! That is definitely a quilt to cheer yourself over. 😉

Joanie's Trendy Quilts December 14, 2013 - 11:19 am

The quilting makes this quilt! Gorgeous!

Katy Cameron December 14, 2013 - 3:54 pm

Beautiful job on the quilting

Jolana December 15, 2013 - 11:46 am

Georgous result! Really! I love the stars and your choice of fabrics and the positions of stars on the quilt… really very very nice! And of course… the name is pretty 🙂 Good job! 🙂
Have a wonderful festive time! Jolana

Adrianne December 16, 2013 - 3:01 am

Oooh, I love how soft it looks with all that swirly quilting! The echoing in the star points is just right too.

pandchintz December 16, 2013 - 7:15 am


Cloud CouCou December 16, 2013 - 7:36 pm

Fabulous quilt! The quilting is A-MAZING!!

Lorrell Holtz-Oxley December 20, 2013 - 3:37 am

Wow wow wow wow wow! I have really liked seeing your art…and indeed, that is what it is. Thanks for the great Spoonflower classes!

Lorrell Holtz-Oxley December 20, 2013 - 3:37 am

Wow wow wow wow wow! I have really liked seeing your art…and indeed, that is what it is. Thanks for the great Spoonflower classes!

Katherine December 20, 2013 - 6:11 am

Wow! I love this quilt, Nicole. Such great fabrics, love the wonky stars and your quilting is the icing on the cake. Perfect.

Sarah December 20, 2013 - 12:25 pm

It's beautiful! I love it and would claim it as my Christmas tree quilt too. I love how you put a little label into the binding. I might have to get some and start doing that cos I'm so bad at sewing a label on the back. Too often I just don't get around to it.

Kim January 5, 2014 - 8:01 am

Came over from your being featured on Sew Mama Sew. Your work is gorgeous, and this quilt is stunning!!! Looking forward to visiting your archives and following you in 2014!

What a lucky little girl your daughter is to be wrapped in the love shown in that quilt!

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