Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Oh Christmas Tree

Christmas Trees are all the rage right now.  

The seasonal spirit has definitely been hanging around here, and it has seen me make my own.

It is a massive 90 inches x 76 inches and reaches from
floor to ceiling in my home.  It is too tall for the back fence!!

This quilt is the largest quilt I have ever made, and first I have quilted on Kay of Shocking Hocking’s, Gammill longarm quilting machine!!

I did a simple, large stipple to get used to the weight of the machine and all the other bibs and bobs that go along with loading, quilting and unloading a quilt of this size.  It is made from a layer cake (with loads left over) of Joy by Moda, some christmas fabric I recieved in a birthday fq swap, and fabric from the stash.  The backing, of which I don't have a pic, is a Henry Glass fabric in a baby blue with red holly from the Barbara Jones from Quiltsoup's Over the River collection.  The binding is in the co-ordinating stripe.  All bought for a song at Darn Cheap Fabrics!!

Roxy checking it all out

I have learnt a lot in this process.

Now to get those hooks placed, so the tree can go up on the wall!


  1. Heee. Cats just cannot resist quilts, can they? That'll be really fun to have a floor-to-ceiling tree quilt hanging up!

  2. I love your design, Caz! I haven't seen a Christmas tree quilt like this before -- I LOVE it! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF! How did you like the long arm?

    1. Thanks for the lovely comment. I LOVED the long arm!! I can see one in my future. Just don't tell hubby!!