Saturday, November 15, 2008

Vikings Tree Quilt

Sun came out today, so here is a photo of the Vikings Tree Quilt. It is a queen sized quilt about 85 x 96 inches. Tied using Cascade 220 and Lamb's Pride wools. I don't recommend the Lamb's Pride. You need a hemostat to get your needle through the fabrics. Batting is Joann's Soft and Crafty Hi Loft. Fabrics are mostly from Hancock Fabrics. The football themed flannel is Joann's Soft and Snuggly. I used leftover deer fabric to make the bias binding and did the Continuous Bias Binding method for the first time. Works slick. 4 seams total and I had 360 inches of bias!

Normally, I pretest all quilts (gotta make sure they work, right?) but my sister came down to do a craft show (she sells doll clothes) and she used the quilt last night (it's warm). She's getting the remaining Vikings fabric to make a Remote Caddy for my BIL.

The pattern is free and uses the Easy Angle ruler. Here's a link to that pattern. This was perhaps the very first pattern I bought and it took me all this time to use it. Don't know what was up with me as it is very easy.
http://www.ezquilt.com/patterns/winterpines/winterpines.htm

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Here's a closeup of the fabrics and the backing. The trees and backgrounds are all scrappy, mostly made from fat quarters and leftovers from other projects. I have 2 extra blocks somewhere. They will find their way to the orphan block quilt eventually.
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4 comments:

Doll Clothes Gal said...

Wow - that quilt looks so fabulous

Daisy said...

Hi, I just found your blog tonight and I wanted to tell you that your quilts are lovely.

Cindy said...

This turned out gorgeous! Lucky BIL!! :)

Anonymous said...

I am the sister who received this quilt/comforter, and it is still very warm and in like new condition, and we use it for about 7 months a year. The flannel backing is totally wonderful - I would never again be happy with a comforter that did not have flannel on the back. Having a queen size comforter on a full bed works very well - blanket stealing is minimized.