Saturday, November 25, 2017

I Wish You a Merry Quilt-a-long Extra Block - Christmas Tree

The original pattern for this was ripped out of something....not sure what....many years ago and hung on my design wall for years.  I finally made it up into a table runner last year.  I knew I wanted to include it in this quilt so I sized it appropriately.  It was fun using all sorts of different greens to make this tree.  I also varied the size of the blanket stitches depending on the sized of the feather.  Big stitches for big feathers and little ones for little feathers.

You can see the difference in the stitching on the back.

I had fun stitching around a snowflake I cut out of a white print for the star.

And the final block!  Such fun.

I hope you get to quilt today!


  1. Lovely tree, and the applique stitches a super finish.Do you still have the pattern ?

  2. Suzy this is so cute. As an applique fan, I love to see new patterns...Christmas trees just seem to lend themselves to so many pretty interpretations.

  3. Hi Suzy,
    All the different green fabrics you used really make this tree more life-like. I think you are so creative - I love all the additional extra blocks you've shared with us! ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. Beautiful. I've had a similar pattern on my "to do" list for a couple of years. This makes me want to find it and do some planning.

  5. I've seen this pattern before - I just love it. Yours is lovely.

  6. Oh my goodness Susy I must have subconsciously seen your link yesterday as I dreamt about your tree last night Check out my blog Im doing this morning LOL. I saw this pattern made up years ago and seeing your wee link photo yesterday must have trigged my memory as I have been making a tree up all morning from my memory. Yours is beautiful. I just hope mine turns out as good. I drafted a tree on to a piece of paper I had this morning roughly 40inchs by 36inches how big it the original pattern? LOL Ive been writing a blog as I make it up and how I'm making it. I will now go and write on my blog that the inspiration was from you!!!!! Thanks for a fun morning Suzy Cheers Glenda

    1. Suzy I have added your link to here on my blog I'm writing up to day on how I'm making THE tree. So any one can come and see where my memory came from. Cheers

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  8. Really sweet block, perfect for Christmas.