Saturday, December 3, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree

This is another small project I have completed.    It was pieced with 2.5 inch blocks - 32 assorted greens, 3 yellow/gold, 1 brown, 63 neutral.

I used greens and gold from a Nancy Halvorsen  'I believe' charm pack.  The brown was a scrap from a fall project and the neutral was a soft green with snowflakes from the local store and the border, back and binding were part of a fat quarter bundle from JoAnns.  Since I used only one background, it lost some of the pin wheel affect.

First you piece the 2.5 inch squares.  I had a photo as to the layout.

Then you use the Mini Twister tool, from CS Designs (however, I could not fine the Mini on their web site).   It is only 1.5 inches and has an X Y line off set.  You place the XY line on the seams and cut the quilt apart.  It took a lot of nerve the first time I did this!

Keeping the new blocks in order, you sew them back together in rows.  I failed to get a picture in progress of this step.

The finished quilt is 11 by 13. I did stitch in the ditch around the tree and border.  I had all of the blocks sewn together before I went to the hospital.  I started on the cutting and reassemble at 3 p.m. on Thursday and was finished by 10 p.m.! 

This pattern is Itty Bitty Twistmas Tree by Susan McKinney purchased at The Old Craft Store


  1. That's SO very cute. I love the twister effect to it. I also love Nancy Halvorsen's Christmas fabrics. I've made a couple of projects with them. I've only done one twister quilt before and it seemed to take me forever to cut it out, so I'm impressed with how quickly you made this. Beautiful job!