Building a tree
I got my Indonesian Batik trees fused last night so I'm ready to start quilting. I cut tons of circles in 5 different sizes. I also decided to cut out the tree trunks instead of painting them. Why did I choose an applique tree over a stenciled tree? It was cold in the basement and I didn't want to go down there to play with paint. I could cut out tree trunks from the comfort of my recliner while watching a football game. That's it, that's how I made that design decision.
So these photos show how I built the tree starting with the biggest circles to the smallest. Hopefully I'll get to start quilting this evening.
I'll look at them again today before I load them on the longarm to see if I need to add more to any of them. I'm determined to do some fast quilting on these.
12/19/2018 10:38:33 pm
I still envision this as a full-sized quilt - bigger circles of course. Looks lovely as a placemat, but I want more!!
12/20/2018 07:48:13 am
The fabric you used for the trunks is perfect! Those placemats are going to be too pretty to use! I received my postcard - thank you so much! It is so pretty. I posted about it on my blog today.
12/20/2018 08:24:41 am
I love these. The background fabric is perfect. (and I totally "get it" about the design decision.)
12/20/2018 01:33:35 pm
I love these trees.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.