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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Diamond Shade - Project Quilting Season 6, Challenge 1 - Trees

Several years ago I came across this exciting way to challenge my brain and creativity
in quilting.

Kim at Persimon Dreams hosts Project Quilting.
She announces a challenge and you have one week to create something quilty.
Prizes can be won and it's a great way to meet new blogging friends.

Season 6 of Project Quilting has just begun and there will be 6 challenges.

Season 6, Project QUILTING, Challenge 1-Trees

The Challenge:
1. Your inspiration for this challenge is trees.

2. Your project does NOT need to include a tree (but certainly can).

3.  Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these requirements: 

  1. Include patchwork.
  2. Include appliqué.
  3. Have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.
4.  Your project must have a name. 

I chose to make diamond trees in different colors (scrappy) and sizes.
I had seen these trees before in the EQ7 library but I wanted to use some scrap strips,
so I sewed the strips together and cut out 60 degree blocks to put the tops of the trees together.

The tree at the very top is 4" and the bottom large trees are 16".

My decision to make a quilt was crazy, but it's been ages since I made a sizable project and felt the need to see if I could still do it.  lol

Not only finished in a week, but labeled too.
My first finish of the year!!! 

Diamond Shade

Project QUILTING, Season 6 - Challenge 1 - TREES
Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas
Size:  48" x 48"
Freemotion quilting with Aurifil 50 (from the Riley Blake Basic Colors collection)
Batting - Quilters Dream Poly mid loft (first time using - love it)

You can see all the other challenge projects and vote for your favorites starting at noon central on
January 11th
by clicking 

One more week of crazy at work and then I will be back more regularly...promise.


Catherine said...

Magnificent! Love your color choices.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Fabulous quilt! Love the colors.

Kris said...

Great job Carla! and a big quilt too. Way to start the year off. ;)

Sherry said...

Great project for your first finish of the year. I love your bright colored trees and you background fabric. great job.

Carla said...

Cute quilt and great background colour

Julie Kaye from KS said...

It's great. I love your pattern and colors!

Tinliz said...

Wonderful quilt. You have my vote.

Vickie said...

I LOVE it Carla ! Turquoise really makes the scrappy colors pop ! Excellent photography too ! Is the last one on a hay ring ?