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Topic: Tree of Life Wall Quilt  (Read 6618 times)
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« on: December 31, 2009 05:55:36 PM »

I made this wall quilt for Pinkleo in the 12 Days of Christmas Swap.  It was part of her Day 2 gift.  I started off by laying out some craft paper on my cutting mat, and giving myself a rectangle that was 24" x 36".  I then drew out my horison line, and the tree.  Instead of piecing all those curves on the landscape, I actually constructed it with Heat'n'Bond, which gave the project a light stiffness that I think will help it hang on the wall well.  I then went over each of the seams in a zig-zag.  Then I appliqued the tree on top of the whole thing.  Wow did that take forever to get around all the branches!  After that, I quilted it (with bamboo batting, and a muslin back) along the hill and sky lines, and bound it with one of the hill fabrics.  It was hard to let this one go, so maybe I'll make myself one for my living room....



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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2009 06:01:51 PM »

Stunning! I am in love with it!
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2009 06:08:01 PM »

Absolutely gorgeous! I would be thrilled to hang a piece like this in my home.  Lucky pinkleo!
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2009 06:23:01 PM »

I know!  I am the luckiest swap partner ever!!! Grin  I was completely spoiled for Xmas.  I must say that this piece is more beautiful in person and looks lovely in my living room.  Kiss jennie!
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2009 07:05:33 PM »

OOOhhhh, if you get a chance, I'd love a picture of it up in your place!  (I'm working on a scrap book of all my quilts, and my favorite pictures to add are the ones in the homes they were intended for.)
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2009 07:36:10 PM »

That is just beautiful! I woud be thrilled to receive something like this.
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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2010 11:41:38 AM »

This is absolutely stunning.  Pinkleo is very lucky indeed.
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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2010 12:06:59 PM »

I really love this, I think its fantastic!
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2010 06:25:12 PM »

This is gorgeous! How ever did you allow yourself to give it away? I would make one for myself if I were this talented! SO pretty!
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2010 08:32:25 AM »

That is so beautiful. Simple, yet so much work and thought put into it. I love the colours, the hills, everything. No wonder it was hard to give up!
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