Peppermint Pines is a flimsy! This was a fun, fast quilt to make. I did make a slight change to the pattern, I added the narrow gray border on the outside. It doesn't show much now but the red binding will make it pop.
My peppermint pines measures 75" by 85" but if you pulled it more tight, it would probably be 76" by 86". For now peppermint pines is hanging in the 'to be quilted' closet. I have several more Christmas quilts I want to make. I'll be taking them to Lori in August. I asked her if she has any quilting designs with snowflakes in them, she does!
I read on various blogs that some quilters have to sew within the season, meaning they sew Christmas quilts in the Christmas season. Not me! I have no problem sewing out of season, I want to be able to hang my quilts in my house next Christmas.
And at the coming retreat in April, I'm going to be working on an autumn table runner gifted to me by my friend Linda. I'll be ready for fall!
Pattern review - This pattern was designed by Confessions of a Homeschooler and is a beginner friendly pattern. It really is! It is also a good pattern to use those small pieces of fabrics from stash. Yes, it does call for yardage but the odds and ends work fine too.
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What a marvelous winter themed quilt and a wonderful flimsy you made! Can’t wait to see you piled up with winter quilts you plan to make… once they are quilted I bet you will be busy binding!!!
How fun to already have 1 project for the spring quilting bee too! Excited to see it pieced:)
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks too for the pattern review on this quilt!
I'm with you! The holiday season ends too soon for me ... I enjoy sewing for Christmas well into January and beyond. : )
I love this little finish and agree that a red binding is the way to go!
What a beauty, it will grace your home next Christmas. I don't have a problem working out of season either!
I love this! The colors are striking. You are so right that that outer gray border will pop with red binding. I look forward to seeing it quilted. It will look lovely next Christmas! ~Jeanne
I have to sew in advance of a season to have the project done on time! Love your Peppermint Pines.
I'm all for sewing Christmas quilts when the mood strikes you whether that is November or April or anytime in between
Looks like a great quilt for the Holiday Season. A fun quilt to make! I agree - make the quilt whenever! Hugs
Gretchen, this is a fun quilt! Good for you in getting it done so early for next Christmas! There's a very good chance that this will be added to my "want to make" list!! Jayne
What a beautiful quilt.
I'm with you, sew what you want, when you want to sew.
Classic red and green combination. Oh yes, a red binding is a must.
Peppermint pines looks wonderful! Nothing wrong with sewing out of season, otherwise, I would always be running late!
Great pattern and you have done a beautiful job of it. I too have no problem sewing out of season; I like to get out ahead of the season so that I can enjoy my quilt when the timing works in my favour.
Oh, love this pattern!
I love your quilt!! Just the perfect addition for January and February. May I ask, how large are the blocks? I'm thinking 12" finished?? Thank you.
Peppermint Pines is so pretty, Gretchen I like the addition of the grey outer border. Beautiful job.
A very attractive pattern. And your colors are so crisp and pretty. That outer gray border finishes it perfectly.
Oh, yes! This would be the ideal project for our 115 degree July days. :-)
So pretty! I love your forest quilt, and all the shades of green. Lovely borders too, this grey one is soft and subtil, beautiful!
Thank you for sharing this finish (congratulations!) and lining up ;)
It is a beauty, Gretchen and will be ready for shinning your home for Christmas. I am totally with you, actually I am hand quilting Christmastime wallhanger.
Just beautiful! Quilts with trees are some of my favorites.
Beautiful Christmas / winter quilt.
oooh i love it! not a santa in sight!
A great quilt that can be enjoyed from Christmas and through out the remainder of winter. Thanks for sharing on TGIFF
"Prepare the sleigh in summer and the cart in winter." That's a Russian proverb that I read in a Solzhenitsyn novel decades ago....the only thing I remember from the book! The gray adds a good subtle contrast to the red/green/white.
What a beautiful quilt... & I love Erica Arndt too!
it is so beautiful. I love the great as the outer border - ties it all together
This quilt looks so peaceful, wintry rather than overtly Christmassy I think. Lovely!
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