Thursday, December 16, 2010


It's the 11th day of our "12 days of trees" series !  We're having fun showing the many different ways in which quilters have represented trees in fabric.  Today's tree is made entirely of pieced and appliqued triangles,  which give the tree a wonderful graphic quality.

Sage Country Christmas Tree, 49 x 63, by Laura Estes, at Laura's Sage Country Quilts

The arrangement of light and dark triangles create highlights and shadows in the tree, while the light green prints create the impression of a dusting of snow.   This versatile design can also be made in a contemporary style, for example with a white-on-white border.

Laura and her husband Pat live in the beautiful semi-arid region of Eastern Washington State, where the terrain features sage brush and plenty of deer.  Their line of patterns and quilting stencils are marketed worldwide. On the patterns page at Laura's Sage Country Quilts you can find the patterns for the Christmas Tree shown above, and two more "triangular" constructions:  a wonderful Peace Dove Wreath and Sage Country Mantle Tree.

1 comment:

  1. that is a great looking tree!


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