For my month of the Canadians Quilt bee back in 2014, I asked for modern Christmas trees a.k.a. triangles in red, aqua or grey on a solid white background. They could be improv, pieced or paper pieced.
Here are a couple of test ones that I made. I made these with a paper-pieced pattern I designed. If you'd like to do one too, use this PDF Pattern for Modern Christmas Tree Block 1. It makes an 8.5" unfinished block. I then added 4.5" strips on two sides, making it 12.5" unfinished.
This is another paper-pieced block. PDF Pattern for Modern Christmas Tree Block 2 also has 4.5" strips added to two sides, making a 12.5" unfinished block.
Back in February, I shared the blocks I'd received from my bee mates all up on the design wall. Aren't they great?
I played around with the layout a bit and thought I'd add one fallen one. And then the weather became beautiful outside.
And really, who's thinking snow in April? We want to be done with snow around here in April. So these blocks got packed up for a bit.
But then Christmas came and there was no snow here. And it was 17 C. My kids were wearing shorts. On Christmas.
It was such a mellow Christmas that I pulled out those blocks, did some rearranging, replaced the fallen block with a less prominent fallen tree, and finished my winter landscape top.
I used different white solids and a white on white chevron print for the background with an aqua, red and white stripe that will also be the binding.
Can you spot my fallen tree now?
The outside looks a little more like my winter landscape now. Now to mull over the quilting. Ideas always welcome!