Thursday, November 20, 2014

TBT


Throw Back Thursday this week features a quilt I made in 2012 from a Bonnie Hunter book called Adventures with Leaders and Enders. I made the quilt larger by adding more rows of trees so that it would fit my full size bed in the guest room. I also added a row of border blocks to the back for a 'turn down surprise'. I like to do that because it looks pretty when the quilt is folded back on the bed and it saves money because a the backing only requires two lengths of backing fabric rather than three. So it's a win/win!

I sewed the blocks together at a retreat in 2012 when I went to Toccoa. I was sewing in a room of folks called "Sew on Your Own" which meant that we brought our own projects to sew rather than taking a class together. It just so happened that every person in the room was working on tree blocks of some sort, all trees, but no two alike! How funny is that? One girl was paper piecing Christmas trees, another was string piecing, and a couple were doing different wall hangings. I think there was even an advent calendar in the works that featured a tree. It provided endless hours of jokes and riddles as you can imagine...

This quilt is currently on the guest bed and will stay there until I change out all the quilts to the Christmas quilts. It is one that I don't think I will ever tire of because it is classic and it has some of my favorite fabrics. I went back and bought the rest of the bolt of that red sashing fabric because I liked it so much! LOL

If you would like to link up your 'Throw Back Thursday' quilt below, please do! If you would just like to leave a link to yours in the comments, that's okay too. I really enjoyed the links from last week and I am looking forward to more this week!

Enjoy every stitch!
Diane



11 comments:

  1. I would never tire of this quilt either. Love the idea of Christmas quilts on all the beds...do share!!

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  2. I love the trees! What a funny coincidence that all the retreat quilters were inspired by trees at the same time!

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  3. What a treasure! Just love the traditional tree quilts. You really need to do a showing of your Christmas Beds!

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  4. Just found you and discovered your wonderful quilt with the turn down surprise - a very clever addition to the back - thank you for sharing this!

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  5. Wonderful quilt! The tree is a pattern I like very much and planned to do, but for an unknown reason I never did! Always stunning borders in your quilts Diane!

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  6. What a great quilt and a great story. The blocks on the back is a fun touch.

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  7. what a beautiful quilt! so many little pieces - love love it!

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  8. p.s. the backing piecing is over the top goodness

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