Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Snow Country Tree Skirt

Our Northern Minnesota weather forecast later in the week is calling for snow...

so this is the UFO I have selected to work on this week.  Thimbleberries projects are a special kind of quilting comfort food with a warm country color palette and easy to follow instructions.  My local quilt shop has a dedicated Thimbleberries section and Lynette Jensen is a very popular Minnesota quilt designer. Snow Country was published in 2003, I was about one year into quilting and was intent on replicating a quilt with the exact same fabrics.  In other words, I had no confidence to veer off the proven path!

As usual, I had cut some of the fabrics and sewed a few block pieces before setting the project aside.  This time around, I'll keep at it (I CAN do it!!!).  I finished cutting the rest of the fabrics and pieced the gold/red triangle sections yesterday, the stars this morning and am working on the trees now.  I'm planning to make it into a tree skirt instead of a table topper as shown.

Happy October everyone~


  1. Snow? Wow. We're having a heat wave here after a chilly summer. I think your project is perfect for fall weather and what a great idea to turn it into a tree skirt! (love your thrift store rescue too!)

  2. Snow? Yikes! We live in Indiana and I'm so not looking forward to the wet stuff!

    Your blocks will be beautiful and I understand needing to stay with a project longer than MY attention span wants to! LOL

  3. You CAN do it! What a fun tree skirt idea! I have a fondness for anything MN as my son lives there! ;-) Anyway, hope you keep going on it - it's looking great! Thanks for linking up to wip Wednesday this week, where I've had the pleasure of guest-hosting!


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