Seeing The Forest For The Trees - A Work in Progress

As I mentioned in a W.I.P. Wednesday post a few weeks ago, I'm working on the Twelve Trees pattern by Helen Howes using a fat eighth bundle of Westminster shot cottons from Pam @ Mad About Patchwork. I saw this quilt on Lily's Quilts and I knew I had to try it.

I have to say that I did not like this technique at first. I like to chain piece and do leaders/enders when I'm piecing, but you can't do much of that with these until you get familiar with the technique. You need to work on one block at a time, which I'm not a fan of, but you don't have perfectly accurate 1/4" seam allowances. A huge plus in my book!

I've finished nine of the twelve trees for this pattern and loving it more with each completed block. I was really nervous about the colour pairings of the tree and sky, but they are turning out okay. Yay!

The first three:




The new ones:







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17 comments:

  1. I love, love, love how your trees are looking!! Colour combo is amazing! I actually looked on her web page a while ago looking for the pattern, but couldn't find it!

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  2. I love this!!! I am not sure I would enjoy making them myself but I am really enjoying your blocks!! Bravo!

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  3. These are amazing. I live in the country and have seen almost every combination of the colours you have chosen. Depending on season and the lighting that changes from minute to minute. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. This is going to be awesome! :)

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  5. Excuse me while I wipe the drool! Outstanding!

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  6. This is now a favorite of mine!! When your post popped up, I was instantly in love!!! Your color pairings are exquisite!

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  7. Love the tree blocks! Love the color combinations!

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  8. Very cool! I love the color combos. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

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  9. I'm loving all these colour combos. I'd never have dreamt of putting some of those clours together but when I see them they're fab!

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  10. Totally loving these trees.

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  11. Loving it! Can't wait to see it finished.

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  12. Gorgeous! Fun colour combos, M-R.

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  13. I absolutely LOVE these trees! So cool!
    And the colors are wonderful!

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