One of the things I like to do when I design a quilt is to play with a single block. I see how it looks bigger or smaller. Maybe repeat an element in the block. It’s fun for me to see how this effects the block. Then see if those blocks play well together or if there is a variation that will make a quilt in and of itself. I’ve done it with circles, majestic mountain blocks and Shoo fly blocks to name a few.
When I saw Annie Brady’s Big Sky line for Moda trees came to mind. Just a simple pine tree. I made it big. I made it small. Then I went for short and tall. After coming up with four different tree blocks I arranged them and came up with this design.
Simple pine trees with various sized plain blocks to include all the fabrics in the line. I think it makes a great little boy quilt.
You can find the pattern in Annie’s Time Friendly Quilts.
I LOVE THIS. I'm a big fan of the Big Sky collection, too; but I've been struggling to figure out what I want to do with it–your idea is fantastic.
That is super cool!!!
This is beautiful!
perfect quilt for a male or any body but it so hard to find ones for males
what a lovely quilt to show off some beautiful fabric – it's so much fun to play with the spacing and sizing of blocks and see what you come up with – I love how immersive it feels!
Absolutely yummy! Love it! Thanks to the intro to this line!
Your playing with the pine tree blocks result is oh so interesting. And a surprise for the trees to be in yellow but it works well.
Your tree quilt is awesome! Congrats on your newly completed quilt.
Varying the size of a design adds so much to your finished quilt. I love it.
Playing around with scale adds so much interest – nice work!