Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Late January Square

Before I got so sick this past fall I had the idea that I wanted to do a Christmas tree quilt.  I know we've all packed up our decorations trees, and the last thing you probably want to do is design a Christmas tree.....but I really, really want one.  Our January square will be an applique pattern.  I have some pictures of tree shapes that I like.  I will assign each person a picture to use as their inspiration.  The tree doesn't have to look exactly like the picture, just a general interpretation.  You can put one or one hundred (that might be a little hard) trees on the square.  You can add elements to your square such as presents, ornaments, scenes, etc. to satisfy your creative pangs.  The only reason I am giving inspiration trees is to keep all the trees from looking the same.  I would like traditional Christmas colors used.  Bold reds, blues, greens,and gold.  The only thing that I request is that you use the following material somewhere in your square.  It doesn't have to be the main color, just a piece of it somewhere.  The square needs to be done on plain white material without any designs or white on white pieces.   It should measure 12.5 x 12.3 when completed.  Here is the material:

Here is a sample of some of the colors that I have chosen for my square to give you an idea of the tones I would like:

And now for the inspiration trees:


Jennifer S.

 Jennifer R.
Sherrie T.

Sally Burrup




Sherrie D.



I can't wait to see what everyone is inspired to create!


Jennifer R. said...


I'm excited to get started on your square! I have your fabric and will get started!

Do you want your finished block size to be 12.5 in square as we had as the standard last year?

mimisuu said...

yes, the block size should be 12.5 x 12.5.

mimisuu said...

I forgot to talk about the top stitching. It can be your choice.

mardie said...

Marnita, If you did not give me fabric, then I just choose my own? I think this will be fun.

mimisuu said...

Mardie, I will drop your fabric off tomorrow. Sherrie D. I am mailing your fabric to you tomorrow. Sally & Emily, I put your fabric on your front door today. Vee, I gave your fabric swatch to Jennifer today.
Does everyone else have a strip of the red fabric for the January quilt?