I finished this quilt just in time for the BQF. Yeah! I got the idea for this quilt after seeing all of the quilts with little houses in the center of large white spaces like this one. I thought, "Trees would be nice," and when I sent out fabric for my month in the online bee Bee Improvisational, I asked the other members to make me "tree blocks." I used some of them in this baby quilt. I made a few more and used the rest in this quilt. So, more than a year after I got my blocks back, I completed the Tree Quilt.
I sashed out the odd sized blocks to twelve and a half inches. I did the narrow flange border and binding in Kona Espresso and stipple quilted the whole thing. I like how you can see the quilting in this picture. Can you see those feet peeking out? That is my neighbor. He was a good sport and held up my quilt - they have better light in their yard. :) I thought I would hand sew the binding but ended up using my No Fail Machine Binding. I love it.
Have you ever tried improvisational piecing? It is really quite fun. If you want to learn how or learn any other quilting skills check out the We Can Do It! Skill Builder Sampler. Each month we will focus on learning a different quilting skill.
Thanks for hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival again Amy. It takes some of the sting out of not being in Salt Lake this week. :) Check out all of the other great quilts here.