I really thought I was done making Christmas projects, but, last week I ran across the Dresden Forest Mini Quilt by Leigh Laurel Studios. It inspired me to make my own version of a forest for our wall, and knew I had to make my own version. I love that it will also make a great entry for the “Baby It’s Cold Outside” themed Project Quilting December Challenge.
My version, while inspired by Leigh’s quilt is quite different. For my version of the quilt, I chose to use my Dear Jane triangle template, giving my trees a different shape. I also incorporated some of my massive collection of ruffled eyelet trim for the snow, adding texture to the quilt, and chose to blanket stitch the trees in place.
This was also my first actual attempt at free motion quilting. The process wasn’t too bad, but I think it might have been easier if I could have gotten my feed dogs disengaged. For some reason the button I thought did it, didn’t work, so if you know how to disengage the feed dogs on a Singer Quantum 2623, let me know.
I love how this quilt came out. It fits perfectly on the wall next to the TV. What projects have inspired you lately?
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