With this visit down memory lane, today I'm sharing the quilt that started it all - White Birches - and the post that I wrote about this quilt. Notice there's a font size difference - which do you prefer? The large (current) or the small of years past?
Enjoy the first post - the words are original, but the pictures are updated. White Birches is still one of my favorites to display every Christmas!
I wanted to make a wall hanging to celebrate the Christmas season, and a bit beyond. Red and green were just not going to do it. So, while wondering around in JoAnn, I happened across the book "Quilting in Black and White" (affiliate link). Thumbing through, I fell in love with the White Birches quilt. Perfect!
Determining that 6" x 12" would work, I figured out the proportionate pieces, and did a test block. Branches were a bit big, but after taking in 1/4", the blocks looked great, and I was off to sewing!
For the quilting, I did gentle waves that went back and forth, matching up the wave lines on either side of the trunks. Gives the quilt a nice snowdrift look.