Thursday, December 10, 2015

Winter blues

My second scrappy finish for the week is another mini tree pillow!  This time in winter blues. :o)

The inspiration behind the scrappy mini tree blocks I've been making, comes from my friend, Amanda Jean at  Crazy Mom Quilts (click here for her pattern titled: Trees).

I free motion quilted long loops to mimic tinsel and then outlined the tree .  What fun!
Sticking to a restricted colour palette, simplifies choosing fabrics - even when it's a completely scrappy project.  It's always fun to experiment and I learn something each time - on this one I realize a bit more contrast would have been a good idea. :o)

Totally love finding little bits of fabric to include in the patchwork, making up the design as I go.  Couldn't resist adding a fussy cut Santa's elf too!

More loops and some wavy lines for quilting.  Pillows are fun projects for experimenting. ;o)

Just like the red version, this pillow utilized my scrap fabric, scrap batting and scrap binding stashes.  I also used some thrifted corduroy and zipper for the back.  Love how cozy corduroy makes a pillow!  Now to decide what I will make with those remaining mini tree blocks.... ;o)

Meant to be blue and scrappy!

I'm linking up this finish with Amanda Jean and friends at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday!

Have a wonderful weekend and happy stitching!



  1. The tree is pretty subtle and I love all the fabrics you used.

  2. I have that blue background elf running around my stash too! Love this little pillow. So crisp and cool. Lovely work!

  3. Aw, such a pretty snowy winter blue tree pillow! This one can stay out long past the holidays. I love the subtle way the tree quilting helps to define it. Also what fun to search out the bits and bobs of fabrics from previous projects.

  4. So cute! What a great use of scraps. Jingle all the way ; )

  5. Now those are blues that you don't have to worry about getting! I agree with Annie - this can (and should!) stay out past the holidays - it's very pretty :)

  6. This is so nice! I just love scrappy projects with a limited colour palette. :-)

  7. That is adorable! I own that pattern, but haven't made any trees yet. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. I love that little fussy cut elf... it's such a fun addition to the pillow. I may have to add some of these tree blocks to my to-do list... but next year's to-do list because this year's is way too long as it is... lol.

  9. Oh... forgot to mention... I love that you've used the snowmen blocks in your blog banner!

  10. So cute! I always love the little extras you include in your piecing and your quilting.


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