Last week was the Utah Quilt Guild’s Annual Quilt Fest. This means a new project box. Which means a new project of course.
I was teaching my Winter Trees and wanted some blocks in various stages. I didn’t want to do the same quilt twice so I was wracking my brain to think of a different way to do this quilt. I was running out of time and thought I might have to go with the grays, blacks and creams again. Then suddenly in the wee hours of the morning (does this happen to anyone else?) it came to me. I would do yarn bombed trees. I grabbed my bits bin and started sewing bits together. Then cut them into strips and inserted them for the trunks and branches.
I loved them! so I knew I’d have to make a whole quilt. Wha la my new project box has a project. The time for my class arrived as did the tornado. With no power I was afraid the class would be canceled. In fact it was. I thought I would have to spend the night on my friends couch in their hotel room. But the storm subsided and I went home dejected. Darn weather! Then at 6:30 the next morning I got a phone call saying the power was on could I teach my class at 8?
Of course! I loaded up my stuff and I was off.
The ladies in the class were good sports after a roller coaster ride of off again on again.
Everyone got busy making some lovely trees.
I’m sharing my progress along with the progress of the ladies in my class. Now I want to see your progress. Link up and share
bet you had fun with that class
I love the dark backgrounds!
tornadoes in Utah? I lreally like the yarn bomb trees – what a good idea!
What a great pattern!
That looks like such a fun class.
What a great idea for your scrap trees! Is a tornado rather unusual for Utah? I bet that everyone was glad of being able to have the class with the power coming back on.
Oh I love this yarn bomb tree quilt SO much!!! Is there a tutorial for this or a pattern that can be purchased? BTW we are on a tornado watch here in SW Ontario, Canada right at this moment – eek! I have to make this …… I’m crazy for scrappy and trees – it’s perfect! Thanks in advance.