Wednesday, December 18, 2013

December Tree Trimming Basket Quilt Block

This December Tree Trimming Basket block is part of my Wooly Basket Calendar Quilt.  The pattern is from the Starry Pines Pattern Company:

I used wool for the hand-appliqued basket, cotton flannel for the background fabric, and black perle cotton for the embroidery. 
Merry Christmas
I saw on the snow
when I tried my skis
the track of a mouse
beside some trees.

Before he tunneled
to reach his house
he wrote “Merry Christmas”
in white, in mouse.

by Aileen Fisher

My goodness, my goodness,
It’s Christmas again
The bells are all ringing.
I do not know when
I’ve been so excited.
The tree is all fixed,
The candles are lighted,
The pudding is mixed.
The wreath’s on the door
And the carols are sung,
The presents are wrapped
And the holly is hung.
The turkey is sitting
All safe in its pan,
And I am behaving
As calm as I can.
by Marchette Chute
You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post Christmas Tree Quilt Block


  1. What a great block. I might be prejudiced since it is applique but that's ok. :)

  2. The baskets are perfect. Did you do those one month at a time like your birds?
    I like a calendar hanging because it works the whole year through. We wouldn't have much luck with wool.\, though, because Japan is moth heaven.


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