So I can’t decide if I’m a glutton for punishment or if I’m simply crazy but I’ve decided to join Christa’s Christmas Quilt Along over at Christa Quilts and make a Modern Trees quilt. For those of you keeping count at home, that brings me up to 3 quilts that I’m working on at the same time (all while learning what I’m doing as I go). Yeah – I think I’m crazy!
But you see, after seeing how fun the Modern Trees quilt looked, I simply couldn’t resist! Check it out:
But then, being me, I had to go make life a little more complicated. The finished quilt top for the quilt along is 30″ by 40″. But I wanted it to be bigger so that I could actually snuggle up beneath it. So I’ve decided to add a 10″ wide border on all sides to make my finished quilt 50″ by 60″.
I loved the Christmas light border and knew I’d have to do that at some point. This seems like the perfect way to make my Modern Trees quilt big enough to snuggle with!
Penny from Quilt2sr5 did the same thing I’m planning to do – put the Christmas lights border around a different Christmas themed center.
So doing a little copying and pasting to attempt to combine the images of the quilt along quilt with my desired border, I’ve made a (slightly imperfect) mock-up of the quilt design I’ll be making:
Christa posted the first step in the process this morning so hopefully I can get started with my Modern Trees Christmas quilt in the next day or so!
Have you ever done a quilt along? If so, did you have any problems keeping up with the quilting schedule?