Christa’s Quilts – Modern Trees

Modern Trees is my attempt at updating a traditional Christmas wallhanging I made over 10 years ago. I designed it to use one of my favorite tools, the tri recs ruler set and my favorite fabrics – solids.

Modern Trees

Modern Trees Stats:

  • Designed, pieced and quilted by Christa Watson; designed in EQ7
  • Finished Size: 43″ x 50; completed December, 2013
  • Pieced and quilted on my Bernina 710
  • Materials: Kona Solids, Legacy wool batting, Aurifil cotton thread 50wt
  • Quilting Design: SITD, FMQ, swirls, pebbles, snowdrifts, snowflakes, words
  • Time to complete: 29 hours – top (5 hours), quilting & binding (24 hours)

Honors and Publicity:

Hung at the Home Machine Quilting Show, May 2014
Juried into MQX Quilt Festival New England, April 2014

Quilt Along: Click the links below to go to each tutorial.

EQClick here for an EQ7 download of this pattern.

Modern Trees

Modern Christmas Trees 30″ x 40″ Layout

Copyright © 2013 ChristaQuilts Inc., for personal use only.

9 thoughts on “Christa’s Quilts – Modern Trees

  1. Susan Nixon says:

    Would you believe, ten years LATER, I finished quilting mine today and a friend will bind it in April for me? I don’t know why I waited years to do that last hour of quilting! I love my version in Christmas fabrics.

  2. Sylvia Coleman says:

    Hello Christa,
    I would like to do your modern xmas trees for this years Christmas but i cant seem to Download the Pattern. Is there any other way to get hold of the pattern please.
    Grüße Sylvia

    • Christa says:

      Thanks! I’m glad you like it! There’s no pattern for it yet – just a step by step series of tutorials. Click each link on the page to take you to that step of the tutorial.

      At the bottom there is a link to import it into EQ7 but it only works if you have the software installed on your computer. I hope that helps!

  3. Sarah @ Berry Barn Designs says:

    Just got home from MQX where I saw your quilt today, Christa! It was so neat to see it in person after having seen your progress week after week here on your blog : ) It’s gorgeous, and the detail of your FMQ up close is amazing! Congrats!

  4. Gina Koston says:

    While uploading progress photos of my “string of pearls” quilt yesterday, I saw some photos of this Modern Christmas Trees quilt, so decided to give it a shot. I started mine yesterday, and just posted on your Flickr group a photo of my progress so far. I’m amazed how fast and easy this pattern is (for the blocks), so I decided to make a lap quilt size rather than a wall hanging. I would’ve been finished with the quilt top today had I not run out of the red fabric I was using. But I guess that’s what happens when you use leftover fabric from other projects :o/

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