Project Quilting – Trees

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I’m so excited to finally get a chance to participate in Project Quilting. This is it’s 6th season, but I just discovered it at the end of last season, so I didn’t get a chance to participate. The idea behind project quilting is to complete a new quilting project each week.

The first project theme this season was “trees”.  When I first saw the theme I thought that it would be difficult for me because I had just made a small quilt with trees for the “Baby It’s Cold Outside” themed off season challenge in December. But as I was trying to decide what to do, I noticed a deer silhouette I had printed off to make another mini quilt in December.

While I never got around to that one, the deer gave me some wonderful inspiration for the tree themed mini I created. Deer belong in forests, and what could be prettier in winter than a forest of birch trees?

So, I started going though my fabric. That’s actually another challenge I’m making for myself. I don’t want to have to purchase anything for any of the Project Quilting projects this season. My goal is to work entirely from my stash. That includes fabric, batting, embellishments, binding, the works. So far, so good, but it’s a long way to go.

For this project I used Painter’s Canvas in Platinum for the sky and binding, Kona snow for the ground, Architextures Words in navy for the deer silhouette, and some unlabeled fat quarters from JoAnn’s for the trees and backing. I’m quite happy with how they played together.

quilt detail

For this mini quilt, I used both traditional and raw-edge machine applique. I free motion quilted the project on my Singer Quantum 2623 at my home in Princeton, IN.  The finished quilt, which I have titled “Winter Solitude” is approximately 15″x17″.

Project Quilting Season 6 Challenge #1 - Trees

Sharing over at:
Project Quilting at Persimon Dreams, Thank God It's Finished Friday at Quilt Matters,
Show and Share at Coastal Charm


  1. Stephy on January 9, 2015 at 10:28 am

    How lovely, Andrea!
    So cool you added Sich a sweet deer to yours.

    • Andrea on January 9, 2015 at 10:47 am

      Thanks Steph! I’m glad you stopped by.

  2. erin on January 9, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    I love it! and welcome to project quilting. it’s so much fun 🙂

    • Andrea on January 9, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      Thank you so much Erin! It has definitely been enjoyable so far.

  3. carla bynum on January 9, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Hi!!!! I love it too!!!! Very creative!!!! And it makes you kinda feel the solitude!!!! Awesome!!!

    • Andrea on January 9, 2015 at 2:46 pm

      Thank you Carla! I’m so glad you decided to stop by. I’m already looking forward to the next challenge.

  4. Trish Frankland on January 9, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Your project is WONDERFUL!! Project Quilting is so much fun, and I’m so glad you’re playing along!

    • Andrea on January 9, 2015 at 2:45 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m looking forward to the next round.

  5. Kim of Persimon Dreams on January 10, 2015 at 6:50 am

    LOVING this! Wonderful job and I’m so happy to have you joining in the PQ fun! Way to use your stash too! It’s a good goal for PQ to not have to buy things since the time frame is so limited without having to go shopping 🙂

    • Andrea on January 10, 2015 at 9:14 am

      Thank you so much Kim! I’m really enjoying PQ so far, and I’m sure the next challenge will be just as fun. I love a good creative challenge.

  6. Kaja on January 10, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Clever interpretation of your subject. Hope you enjoy Project 52 – I could never hope to get that much done!

    • Andrea on January 10, 2015 at 2:02 pm

      Thank you so much Kaja! I’m often surprised how much I can get done if they’re all small things. I’m sure that all of my Project Quilting projects will be small, and I enjoy taking photos enough that Project 52 shouldn’t be too difficult either. Though, I don’t think I’ll be adding too much more to that.

  7. M-R @ Quilt Matters on January 10, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Wow, nicely done! Love the fabrics you used! Looking forward to seeing your other Project 52 projects!

    • Andrea on January 10, 2015 at 2:05 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m looking forward to all of my other projects this year as well. And I can’t wait to see what you come up with either.

  8. Janie Kemp on January 10, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    A stunning project. I like how it has drama and whimsy. Your dear is adorable; I really like your navy text print used this way.

    • Andrea on January 10, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      Thank you so much Janie! I really enjoyed working on this one. And it was nice to use some of my scrap Architextures fabric. It really is fun.

  9. Megan Null on January 11, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Great job using your stash! That’s an admirable additional challenge.

    • Andrea on January 12, 2015 at 7:40 am

      Thanks so much Megan! So far, so good. Let’s hope I can keep it up.

  10. Lynette on January 12, 2015 at 10:28 am

    I like this! The fabrics really capture the feel of a snowy day. It literally makes my ears hear the subdued quiet of such a moment in the woods.

    • Andrea on January 12, 2015 at 11:09 am

      Thank you so much Lynette! Now if I could only get some of that solitude around here.

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