I have toyed with the idea of making a small Christmas quilt to hang here for years…but they all seemed too Christmas-y–something you would feel compelled to take down as soon as Christmas was over. This is my version of a quilt featured on the Purl Bee blog, and I like the way it makes you think of Christmas trees, but then is still quite appropriate as winter continues on. It is a scrap quilt, so I just brought out all my dark green scraps. I did, however, purchase two fat quarters to add to the scraps, one of which is a batik fabric I chose to represent blue spruce trees:
That fabric reminds me of the blue spruce trees in the Sangre de Cristo mountains in New Mexico, where we used to visit every year. They were a very distinct shade of blue, different from all the other pine trees.
I think this quilt turned out well, and it will be gracing the walls at least through February.