Into the Woods Quilt

My name is Kymberly from Peas in a Pod Creations. I’m so excited to be making my debut on Moda today. I have a secret confession…I love winter. I think one of my favorite months is January when the chaos of the holidays has passed, the ground is blanketed in snow and the world is filled with a quite peace. As I was working on this quilt my husband suggested I make the inner section of the split rail block with my lights so that it looks like snowflakes. Suddenly this quilt contained everything I love about the season. I can’t wait to curl up with it and a good book on a snowy night this winter.

1 Jelly roll (For this quilt I used fabric from Kate Spain’s line In from the Cold)
1 yd green fabric (Juniper with white berries)
1 ½ yd blue fabric (Mint with snowflakes)
½ yd grey (Icicle)
4 yd backing (Mint with hot cocoa)

½ yd binding (Hearth with cookies)



Tree Blocks: 
make 32


Cut (5) 7” strips from green.  Cut strips into triangles with 9” base and point at 4.5”. (I lined my ruler up on 0 to 4.5” and then 4.5” to 9” and cut triangles as shown.)


Cut (8) 5” strips from blue. Cut each strip into 7.25” rectangles.  Keeping rectangles in pairs with wrong sides together cut rectangles in half diagonally. 


Sew blue triangle to side of green triangle. Press and repeat on other side of tree. (Your trees will look much better if you take time to press at this step.)
*Without going into complicated geometry and templates this was the best way I found to make these trees. Your edges will be a bit wonky, but this is okay. When the block is finished it gets squared up and will look great.



To create trunk cut left over blue into 2.5” x 4” strips. Cut grey into 1.5”x 2.5” pieces. Sew blue rectangles to each side of grey piece. Sew to bottom of tree and square up block to 8.5”.



Snowflake Blocks:
make 31

Divide jelly roll strips into lights and darks. (With In From the Cold I used the reds and greens as my darks and the whites, greys, and blues as my lights. I chose to remove the fabrics I used in the tree block.) Cut each jelly roll into two 18” strips.


Strip piece the lights and darks. Press towards the dark and cut into (4) 4.5” pieces. 


 Turn top piece so that the light and dark edge matches up with the light edge of bottom piece. I found it worked best to have the light edge on bottom so that the feed dogs didn't have to worry about a seam and fed pieces through as shown. Press.
*Consistency is very important here. Make sure you lineup all of your blocks in the same way and feed them through in the same direction.



Sew with light sides facing seam and press.


Assembling the Top:
Arrange Tree and Split Rail Blocks into 9 rows of 7 blocks.
Baste, Quilt, and Bind as desired. 





One 72"x56" quilt.



Hop over to my blog to see how I used the leftovers from the jellyroll to create a cute pieced back and a label for the quilt.

Kymberly Pease
{Peas in a Pod Creations}

6 comments:

Rachel said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! My mom would love one of these for Christmas. :D

Muddling Through said...

What a great quilt! I like the effect you've created.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I just love this quilt!

Peggy Looby said...

I really think you are right about winter and this quilt represents it perfectly. Your husband had a great idea too! Happy winter! And when I do make it, I will post it, thanks....

Luciana Leal said...

Olá, adorei o seu blog, ao ler alguns posts, vi que você é uma pessoa esforçada que só quer falar e ser ouvida na blogosfera, assim como eu. Posso dizer que gostei muito do que li, vc tem um potencial enorme e sei que será um grande blog de fácil entendimento e conteúdo gostoso de ler. Sou Luciana Shirley do blog http://coisasecoisasdalu.blogspot.com.br/ se desejar me visite e siga, mas só se gostar, eu vou retribuir seguindo também o seu.

Cheriz said...

Love this post Kym! Great explainations and sooo pretty!