Have you been following the #woodlandwanderquiltalong on Instagram? We have, and as soon as it caught our eye, we wanted to join in the fun!
I love the repetition of the tree blocks. Each is the same, and yet completely unique. From variations in color to variations in tree shapes, no two blocks are alike.
I used Riley Blake Confetti Cottons in mostly neutral tones, with the addition of Hunter and Olive Green and a delicious pop of Butterscotch just for fun!
I made 36 blocks and slapped on a 6″ border – 2 sides of the border in Charcoal, and 2 sides in Riley White.
The blocks come together quickly. The only time consuming part is planning – laying them out and mixing up the colors until you have them just right.
I mixed up the contrast quite a bit. I knew I wanted the background to start light in one corner and move to dark in the opposite corner. However, the actual trees were a mixed bag. Sometimes I paired them with very low, tone-on-tone contrast, and other times I went for bold contrast.
The quilt back is Lori Holt “Shabby” fabric in Butterscotch.
I did a simple channel quilting stitch on the diagonal. I didn’t even attempt to keep the stitches straight or evenly spaced. I like the wonky look, and I like it even better after it is washed. That’s a personal preference, and really any quilting design would be fabulous here. I used an off-white thread on the lighter half of the quilt, and a charcoal grey thread on the darker half.
Riley Blake Confetti Cottons are available now at your favorite local and online quilt shops. Pick up yours today and share your makes with us on Instagram using #rileyblakedesigns #iloverileyblake #fabricismyfun, and be sure to tag us @rileyblakedesigns.