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rnicn2001
« on: May 09, 2011 06:10:24 PM »

Hi all,

I made this quilt for my best friend who is having her first baby. It is baby SEASON! this is the 3rd baby quilt I've made in the last 2 months! I love to give something one of a kind for baby gifts.

This one is for my friend who doesn't like anything too cutesy... plus she doesn't know what she's having so I kept it neutral. I've seen several tree themed quilts recently and they got my creativity flowing.

I used strips of different brown fabrics that I cut into wavy limb-like shapes. I machine appliqued them over a rectangularish piece of brown flannel that I had sewn a bunch of varied pintucks. I think it really looks like bark with those tucks (photos don't really do it justice)!

For the foliage I appliqued some of the leaves completely down and the rest are handsewn onto the quilt only halfway using a blind stitch. The leaves hold their position but can flip and flop like real leaves would.

I think this is one of the best quilts I've ever made! I can't wait to give it to my friend at her shower in June!

Thanks for looking!

C&C welcomed
Here's pics...
Finished

Close up of floppy leaves

Before I attached all the floppy leaves
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tentbruiser
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2011 06:32:17 PM »

That looks great. The bark looks quite realistic. As someone who doesn't like things too cutesy myself I think you've hit just the right tone for the baby quilt.
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DawnsTrees
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2011 12:16:40 AM »

This is gorgeous! I would love to have that and I no longer have babies in the house! Your friend (and the little one) is going to be thrilled with it!
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2011 09:06:29 AM »

Such a beautiful quilt! I'm sure your friend will cherish it forever.
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2011 02:48:52 AM »

I think the baby will like the fact that some of the leaves flop around. My son had something similar when he was a baby.
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bananabanana
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2011 04:24:36 AM »

wow, beautiful quilting too.
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danynn
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2011 01:25:17 PM »

Wow, that looks great! You did a fantastic job with the multiple fabrics on the trunk.
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shout4joy
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2011 01:03:08 PM »

great job! The baby should appreciate the texture of the bark and the 3Dness of the leaves Smiley

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jsstev4
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2012 02:15:37 PM »

The twisty bark and different fabrics makes this so absolutely authentic looking!
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