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