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Festival of Trees

If bold and vibrant colors are your style, complete this quick-and-easy wall hanging in time for the holidays. Fresh and funky shades of lemon yellow and lime green, along with jewel-tone decorations, make this a contemporary version of “O Tannenbaum.”


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Designer: Linda Lum Debono



•    9—18×22" pieces (fat quarters) assorted yellow prints (appliqué foundations)

•    9—9×22" pieces (fat eighths) assorted bright green prints (tree appliqués)

•    2—6" squares assorted brown prints (tree trunk appliqués)

•    Scraps of assorted bright pink, red, purple, and blue prints (ornament, garland, and star appliqués)

•    3⁄4 yard multicolor print (sashing)

•    1-1⁄2 yards red tone-on-tone (border)

•    2⁄3 yard multicolor stripe (binding)

•    3-1⁄4 yards backing fabric

•    55×66" batting

•    1⁄2 yard lightweight fusible web

•    Machine-quilting thread to match appliqués


Finished quilt: 48-1⁄4×59-1⁄2"

Finished blocks: 11-1⁄4×15"


Quantities are for 44⁄45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.