Five Fat Quarter Fun - Rustic Pines

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Well, good morning!  I'm writing to you from downtown Nashville, Tennessee!  I'm here, exploring this beautiful city with my little 12-week old nephew while my sister and a few of her friends enjoy one last hurrah together before my sis' BFF gets married in a few weeks!  I love the excuse to spend time with my sister and darling nephew, in this town that I've always wanted to visit!

Though I'm strolling the streets here in blazing hot Nashville, it doesn't mean we can't talk a little "Christmas in July", does it?  I've been working on another Five Fat Quarter Fun pattern and I'm so excited to finally share it with you!  Amanda suggested "Christmas in July" for the theme this this simple tree pattern came to be!

When I walked into my local quilt shop (American Quilting in Orem, UT.) a few weeks ago, it didn't take long before I settled on these beautiful, subdued, soft as a babies' bottom, fabrics by Minick and Simpson for Moda.  The line is called Snowfall and it was glorious to work with!

Some people have asked if wovens unravel and stretch a lot, but I didn't have either of those problems.  I loved every minute of working with this line and the gentle colors make me happy.

As far as block construction goes, I decided to keep it really simple with a little raw-edge applique!  I think the frayed edges around the trees will add a nice touch to this already cozy quilt!  Plus raw-edge applique makes these 60 degree triangles a breeze to put together!

I have to thank my friend, Cathy Barney for doing a beautiful job quilting this.  I chose an off-set cable design that just screams "winter".  I used this same cable design on another Five Fat Quarter Fun quilt.  Any guesses which one it was?  Read to the end of this post to find out the answer!

This quilt finishes at 62" x 73 1/2" and all it takes are 5 fat quarters + some yardage.  I decided to mix things up a little bit this time and choose 6 different backgrounds (plus a 7th for the sashing and border!) to give it a really scrappy look!  I'm such a "scrappy" girl.  Maybe it's because I learned to quilt from my grandmother, who also loves scrap quilts and that make-do mentality?  So, are you a "scrappy" person or not?

So, if you're ready to get started on Rustic Pines, 
click HERE for the free pattern.  

If you decide to make this or any of our other Five Fat Quarter Fun patterns be sure to email or tag us on Instagram @gigis_thimble and @jedicraftgirl and use the hashtags #fivefatquarterfun and #rusticpinesquilt.  We'd hate to miss seeing your lovely creation(s)!  Stop by the Five Fat Quarter Fun home page (HERE) to see all the other free patterns!

Finally, we hope you'll stay tuned until next month!  We have a guest designer designing August's pattern.  We love her and her designs and can't wait to share another great pattern with you!

Xo, Amber (and Amanda, Jedi Craft Girl)

A: If you guessed Cabin Fever (from January), you were right!