Growing a Little Forest

I have been slowly working on making this Lovely Little Forest Quilt from The Purl Bee. I think they offer the most adorable projects!

The project calls for 25 tree blocks, cut to 3.5 inches wide by 4 inches tall. Then you arrange the trees with 15 plain blocks of the same size. The sample shows light green trees at the top and darker green trees at the bottom. I’m planning to do a simple, random arrangement. I ended up cutting way more pieces than I needed, so I decided to make two of these quilts at the same time, one for our house and one for a gift.

Since I’m not in a rush to finish this, I don’t know if I’ll have it done in time for Christmas, but I’m okay with that. It’s just nice to have a no-pressure Christmas project to be working on in between all the other things going on these days.

23 thoughts on “Growing a Little Forest

  1. Oh Terri – what a cute project – it’s adorable. Thanks also for the link to the purl bee site – I’m looking forward to having a good mooch around there, it looks brill :0)

  2. Oooohh this looks like a fun project. I love tree blocks but have yet to make any myself for some reason. I’ll have to put that link in my bookmarks for a future project so thank you for sharing it. 🙂

  3. Dear Terri, you see you did it again…I just love those trees! I had to visit also the PurlBee! This is just what I needed now to get a new quilt started! I shall make a quilt ‘Finnish Forest’…oh and I have to finish Christmas things before I can start…perhaps at least some buiscuits…
    Thank you so much for inspiration!
    xxx Teje

  4. I love these little trees! I love having projects like this too…no rush projects that can be used for a gift when finished…but for which there isn’t really a deadline!

  5. As a tree hugger who happens to own alot of green fabric, I’ve been meaning to make this for a couple of years now. What a good influence you are, Terri! Your trees are perfect – can’t wait to see the finished quilt!

  6. Look at all those perfectly matched trees. You’re doing a great job and ya know, if you don’t finish by Christmas, who cares. If you are anything like me, creating something in my perfectioist ways is better than to meet a deadline. Plus, look how far ahead of next Christmas you’ll be if it’s not finished until even February. LOL

  7. Your trees are just lovely…I found you through Flickr, I just finished a mini quilt using the same tutorial, but I left out the white blocks, and only used the trees, 24 to represent advent. I will watch out for your finished quilt.

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