Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Yuletide Fir

Welcome to my day, which is the last day of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop, hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Yuletide Fir by QuiltFabrication

If you are looking to link up to Midweek Makers today - it's totally my fault in the scheduling. Truly sorry! But no fear, Midweek Makers will be back next week!

So let's have a look at the Yuletide Fir, a modern style Christmas tree.

Made from strip sets of different greens plus a narrow background strip, triangles were cut using the tri-tool ruler (affiliate link). 

triangles with background

After laying out the pieces in a pleasing arrangement, the sewing began, one row at a time.

triangle layout

With the squared off point at the top, the triangles were super easy to sew together, as the proper 1/4" dog-ears happened at each end.

triangle sewing

Once the rows were done, they were sewn together, carefully matching points with a few test stitches before the whole seam was stitched to make the tree. 

The sides were made by carefully laying the tree on folded fabric to get mirror image pieces. Then the ruler is placed up against the tree to make the cut. 

Yuletide Fir background piecing

To give myself a bit of wiggle room, the side pieces were cut a bit bigger than needed, then the excess gets trimmed.

Yuletide Fir trimming

And every Christmas tree needs a star!

Yuletide Fir star

That star shines brightly, throwing out beams of light in all of the straight line quilting. 

Yuletide Fir light beams

The tree itself was stitched-in-the-ditch to let it to pop out of the quilt, with light beams continuing through the branches of the tree,

Yuletide Fir tree

and down to the ground past the trunk.

Yuletide Fir trunk
This tree would also look great with embellishment, such as clear or colored Swarovski crystals, or tiny buttons on the tree - maybe I'll do that in the future.                                               
With all of my projects right now, I haven't decided if this will be offered as a pattern or not.  If you're interested, let me know in the comments below.

And check out the Christmas projects from the last 12 days - enjoy!

Saturday, July 14th

Selina @ Selina Quilts

Sunday, July 15th

Monday, July 16th

Jamie @ L'Fair Quilts

Tuesday, July 17th

Sharon @ Vrooman's Quilts

Wednesday, July 18th

Marian @ Seams To Be Sew

Thursday, July 19th

Danice @ Homespun Hannah

Friday, July 20th

Saturday, July 21st

Sunday, July 22nd

Anja @ Anja Quilts
Moira @ Quilted Snail

Monday, July 23rd

Brenda @ Songbird Designs

Tuesday, July 24th

Wednesday, July 25th

Brandy @ Pampered Pettit

Happy Quilting!

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  1. Very very nifty ideas tytyty for sharing will half to try and whip one up....

  2. Yes please a pattern would be wonderful. I LOVE your tree. I share the last day today with you, 12 days filled with so many goodies.

  3. Beautiful tree! I have the rulers and now I'm a new follower in the hopes that you write up the pattern! Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas!

  4. Love this idea! And yes to tiny colorful buttons! Thanks for sharing!

  5. such a neat tree - love the idea for this.

  6. Lovely! Merry Christmas in July :-)

  7. Beautiful work as always Susan. It's interesting how a simple triangle shape can make a big impact. You are quite creative.

  8. love it,would like the pattern

  9. How clever is this? I love it! I really need to dust off my tri recs ruler and give this a try. Thanks for sharing this!

  10. The tree is wonderful. The offset of the triangles is perfect. And the quilting works so well with it. Just got the ruler for Sarah's quilt along so I'm set to go if you do a pattern.

  11. Susan, this is such an awesome idea! I have seen several designs lately with the tri recs rulers. I think I may have to purchase myself a set! I love bling, so I would probably add crystals, but buttons would be really cute too! Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. YES, I would love the pattern. Thanks.

  13. That is really cute. I love the drama that the two colors in the triangles make.

  14. Wow!! That's a fancy looking tree!! Thanks for sharing with the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop.

  15. I love your tree and would be interested in the pattern.

  16. Hi Susan, that's a lovely tree quilt@

  17. This is so cute! I just bought that ruler. A pattern would be's so cute.

  18. This is just adorable, Susan! Thanks for the great tutorial and all your hard work!!

  19. A pattern for this? You bet I'd love one! What a charming, striking wallhanging--the perfect gift for family and friends.

  20. Your tree is so beautiful, such clever piecing and that quilting makes the star really shine!! Fantastic job, and I too think you should release the pattern, when you have time that is! :)

  21. You are so talented!!!! I love the Tree! Great creativity!

  22. Wonderful little quilt Susan! Love the design. :-)

  23. Very pretty and holiday-ish. It looks great.

  24. This is incredible...I love the design and again, your amazing quilting!

  25. I love this quilt!! What a fun Christmas tree! A pattern would be great! Thanks for sharing!

  26. I do like the look of this - especially loved the little branch points hanging down at the bottom. It took me a minute to figure out how that happened! I have the rulers, so I'm ready if you do a pattern. I know that's a lot of work! Thanks for sharing this inspiring idea.

  27. I love this! And the quilting is beautiful!

  28. love it, yes please, the pattern would be very welcome

  29. I collect tree patterns and would love to add this it


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