I loved Jill Howarth's Way Up North fabric from the first time I saw it. I thought that it would pair so well with many of my fabrics from my two collections. Surprise, surprise, my mom and I don't do traditional colors for Christmas so I wanted to make something simple, modern and full of color. I'm a super beginning quilter (and by no means a pattern maker) and I totally made this up as I went along. Which is why several of the measurements are strange, but you'll get the gist. Find the (very basic, not super detailed) tutorial below.
One 4.5" triangle of patterned fabric
Two 4.5 " half triangles of the background fabric
Two 2.5x2" rectangles of the background fabric
One 1" x 2" rectangle of the trunk fabric
1) Sew one half triangle to the triangle and press towards the triangle.
2) Sew the other half triangle to the triangle and press towards the triangle.
4) Sew the trunk piece to the triangle piece.
5) Square up the blocks. My blocks ended up being 4 1/4" by 5 3/4".
6) Sew 18 tree blocks.
8) Sew the strip to one tree and then to the neighboring tree. Press.
9) Continue attaching 9 tree pieces on one side with the spacer white strips between.
10) Sew together the other side of 9 tree pieces and 8 spacer strips.
11) Cut a 47" by 6 3/4" strip of white fabric. Or you can piece several different lengths together like I did.
12) Sew the tree pieces to the large white center strip. Press.
13) Cut two 17.5" by 3.5" strips.
14) Sew those pieces on each short end.
15) Cut the batting and the back fabric.
16) Baste and quilt all three layers together. I just did stitch in the ditch.
17) Make and sew binding around quilt.