Trees with Lights Handmade Quilt

 Modern patchwork Christmas trees get a little help from a border string of lights.

Modern patchwork Christmas trees get a little help from a border string of lights.

Trees with Lights Handmade Quilt

My gardening colleague Harriet Bain created this fun take on a modern patchwork tree quilt design by adding the border of Christmas tree lights.

The tree design itself is not necessarily one of Christmas trees but Harriet said with the red and green fabric colors, they were Christmas trees to her. I can see her point!

 The machine quilting also adds beauty to this combination of trees and lights.

The machine quilting also adds beauty to this combination of trees and lights.

This handmade quilt was one of dozens of entries in the bi-annual Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild show in Rolla October 2017. Several of my master gardener colleagues are also members of the quilt guild so I enjoy going through the show and finding out what they've been making when they weren't spending time in their gardens.

One of the nice things about the quilt show is that every quilt has a written story attached to the side noting the name of the person who created the quilt as well as the quilter. Although this narrative does capture the basics of the story, it's a lot more fun to hear Harriet, how is originally from Burma, tell her version of the story.

 Every quilt has a story and here is part of the story of this handmade quilt.

Every quilt has a story and here is part of the story of this handmade quilt.

The only thing missing from this holiday-color inspired scene is the jolly man himself!

Charlotte