For many years, I had the idea to make a quilt that resembled the drive to my in-law’s cabin at Caddy Lake here in Manitoba. That’s essentially how The Birch Point Quilt came to be!
Check out the Birch Point PDF and Paper Pattern here.
When we go to the cabin, we are often driving on a Friday evening while the sun is setting. As we drive down the gravel road, the sunset’s light filters through the birch trees lining the road, creating the most amazing vertical lines of light.
Eventually, the trees part over the lake and we always get an incredible view of the sunset. It’s SO pretty!
I really wanted to create a pattern design using vertical lines that were reminiscent of both the birch trees and the fading colours of a sunset.
I officially released the pattern in August of 2020 with six different sizes. It has easy cutting and piecing instructions - a truly perfect beginner quilt!
I named the pattern “Birch Point” because of the birch tree inspiration, of course, but also because it’s a Provincial Park here in Manitoba! If you didn’t know, all of my patterns are named after towns and places in my home province of Manitoba.
Birch Point is a small campground, nestled along the shores of Lake of the Woods in southeast Manitoba. I’ve never actually been there, but the name was just too perfect to pass up!
I took pictures of my Birch Point quilts at my sister-in-law’s acreage, as well as at Caddy Lake (where the original inspiration for the quilt design came from)!
First up, I made the Birch Point cover quilt in the baby size. I used the following Kona Solids that were inspired by sunset colours:
I loved these fabrics so much that I actually used them again to make a Pine Falls Quilt!
I was making the Birch Point Quilt samples in July, so I thought it would be fun to make a “Christmas in July” version using the newly released Figo Fabrics Christmas line by Lemonni called Polar Magic!
I then made a queen size quilt using the newly released (at the time) Perennial Fabric by Sarah Golden for Andover Fabrics. Sarah Golden is one of my all-time favourite painters - I own three of her prints!
The fabrics I used were:
This fabric line was so beautiful that I came up with around 25 different mockup options before settling on the one below!
I then made a wall hanging using infamous TBS greens! I also repeated the top row of colours on the bottom to try something different! I used:
I used Natural on the back, since I knew it was just going to hang on a wall!
I absolutely LOVE collaborating with pattern testers during every launch! I can’t wait for you to see their amazing Birch Point versions below: