Friday, November 18, 2016

Inspired Christmas trees and trucks

 Hi-diddly-o quilty friends!  I'm so glad you stopped by today.  I've missed hanging out in blogland.  Occasionally I get a chance to pop in and see what you've been stitching up on your blogs and instagram.  However there's not been much time for sewing here in Podunk.  I've managed to sneak in a few hours here and there.  Most of my time is spent away from home and my studio. By taking my laptop along I get my quilty fix designing quilts in EQ7.  This quilt was inspired by the Vintage Christmas quilt pattern I made earlier in the month.


The pieced part of the 24 inch blocks are made using a cream jelly roll, the blocks go together super fast.  The jelly roll used was custom cut for me by Claranna @ Coffee Cup Quilting, a local quilt shop near Podunk.  The red and green fabric also came from the same shop.  They're leftovers from the fat quarters used in my last quilt top, Vintage Christmas by Erica Arndt.    Hopefully I can get some pictures later today.  You can read more about it here.


Of course you all know I love applique but don't like to do handwork so my applique is done by machine using Superior Threads Monopoly thread and a tiny  blanket stitch.  Once it's washed you need to be super close to see that its not hand stitched.


The original plan for this quilt was 6 truck blocks.  That was far too much applique for my limited time.  The trees are much easier to make and stitch into place.


The background for the trees were also from the same jelly roll. 


Here's a shot of my Studio floor....


...and here's what it should look like....eventually.  If you have any suggestions for the name of this quilt I'd love to hear them.  


~ Lea Anne ~
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30 comments:

  1. How cute! And I see that truck carrying many other things within other block designs.

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  2. I love this design! Vintage trucks are huge this year and are so fun. Your trees are wonderful, too. I immediately thought of Jingle Bells when I saw your quilt. "Over the River and Through the Woods.

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  3. Oh my!!! That is so wonderfully quaint/vintage/nostalgic and "Over the River and Through the Woods"!!!!!!! LUV!!!!

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  4. I love it! What about quilting it with something that looks like snowflakes?

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  5. This is a sweet Christmas quilt. I love your patterns. Today I put many pictures on my blog of the totally finished quilt my quilt guild has made this year from you pattern. We are going to give it away to the local hospital, so now you'll be lightening up people's life here in Norway for many years to come. Thank you again.

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  6. Bring Home The Trees! Haven't read the other comments but will now that I made my suggestion, it is lovely! Congratulations,

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    1. Opps, meant Bringing Home The Trees!

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  7. quilt looks great such a fun Xmas quilt, saw your qult pattern amde on Turbbak`s blog amazing

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  8. To Grandmother's House We Go! It's adorable!

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  9. I love this design, especially the cream strip piecing for the background. And the trucks are adorable. "Cut your own Christmas Tree" would be my suggestion. Your work is beautiful

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  10. Oh it's so wonderful, I can't stop looking at it one more time! I usually don't buy patterns either but when you did the original post on Erica's Vintage Christmas quilt pattern, I determined I would also purchase it! Thanks for sharing your inspiring creations!

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  11. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!! It brings back memories of going out in the woods with my dad and his truck...looking for our Charlie Brown tree! For this reason I would call it 'An Old Fashion Christmas' Or 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' or 'A Very Vintage Christmas'. all the best!
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  12. The Great Tree Hunt.... with any luck at all we have been out to hunt for the perfect tree.

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  13. The Tannebaum Run or the Tannebaum Truck. Really enjoy your Blog.

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  14. What a fun quilt. Christmas quilts are so fun to make.

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  15. Love, love, love it!! The colors are fantastic. Thanks for the close-up shot of the applique stitches. You do wonderful work Lea Anne - thanks for sharing this on Main Crush Monday!

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  16. Such a cute quilt, and so well done! You'll enjoy this for many Christmases to come! Wendy at piecefulthoughts@gmail.com

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  17. "Bringing home our tree" would be cute.

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  18. Love your design!!! I would purchase your pattern if available. I like your trees better than the original! When I need inspiration I visit Podunk Pretties, thanks.

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  19. A very fun quilt. All I could think of was "Dear Santa: Put a Truck under my Tree for Christmas". Glad you were able to check in for a bit.

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  20. What a beautiful quilt and your applique is awesome!

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  21. This is adorable and you are right...your machine applique looks like it was done by hand indeed! :)

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  22. Where can I get this pattern?

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