Quilt ADD in therapy

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Other than my family, the passion of my life is quilting. An eclectic, I love a wide variety of styles and techniques encompassing both machine and hand work. I am a longarm quilter who can work for you. I enjoy any style, from pantographs to all-over to full custom, ranging from traditional to modern. I love bringing vintage tops to life and am willing to work with a challenging quilt top. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WIP - Problem-solving Jovial Trees

New work is up at my sewing desk today!  I'm finishing up the Christmas-time backup in my intended schedule with this last holiday top that I want finished this winter.

The Jovial Trees pattern gives you a top with 3D pinwheels and trees that will stand free of the background after quilting. But as I was working on my border, I became concerned that these pockets will prove problematic in a throw-around sofa cuddler. See how big they are? (That's a large Aurifil spool.) All those spots are just begging for a foot to get in there and pull some nasty rips at the corners of the trees.

So I decided to do something about it, but I didn't want to completely negate the extra fabric involved in the construction.

Voila! Cathedral Window "finishing" to the rescue! I simply rolled back the edge with its easy-flowing bias orientation and used a blanket stitch selection to quilt it down like this:

I think you can see that it leaves quite a bit of dimensionality to the trees. They'll look great with those pinwheels, and feet won't accidentally tear the quilt up during everyday snuggling!


Linking up at Monday MakersWIP WednesdayLet's Bee Social, WIPs Be Gone, and Pet Project Show.


  1. The trees would probably be fine in a wallhanging situation, but not ideal as a practical item. I think your solution is clever... and actually looks better than the original. Well done!

  2. I really like your interpretation of the trees. I am looking forward to seeing the finished quilt!

  3. You just saved yourself a lots of heartache the first "rip" would have caused! Great save!

  4. Agree, I like them even better now! Visiting from Lets bee social

  5. I like them better now than before! Excellent solution!

  6. I think it's an improvement in the overall look. Good job you
    Leeanna at not afraid of color

  7. What a great idea! Plus I do think the trees look better, I like the added dimension without the rips, I would probably get my foot caught and end up face down on the floor, LOL.

  8. A clever solution -- proving that a stitch in time really does save nine!

  9. You are brilliant! Love the new trees even better!

  10. What a gorgeous quilt! Those 3 dimensional elements are so cool! Nice solution.

  11. Now that's a great idea!!! I'm making that quilt too - or I should say I have a bag with fabrics and a pattern in it that I call Jovial LOL!!! Actually I do have a few of the trees made but that's about it. I will definitely keep this idea in mind when I do mine :)


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