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« on: February 12, 2013 07:16:43 AM »

I made this quilt for wdicwg in the Mini Art Quilt Swap Round 6. It's my first MAQ and I'm really happy with how it came out!

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The tree is supposed to be inspired by Tim Burton, and the colors were specified by my partner (purple, lime green, and turquoise). I machine stitched the sky and the grass to a plain piece of muslin and used reverse applique for the tree.



I added hand-sewn embellishments to the sky and to give it a "stitched together" kind of look. Because I don't really know how to machine stitch, I embroidered a rolling landscape for the ground and then made the backing/binding one piece.



I added the loops using some cool tree branch buttons I got in a swap a while ago.

I had a lot of fun making this for the MAQ swap! Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2013 08:15:23 AM »

Very cute!  I love the texture.
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2013 10:09:05 AM »

That is so awesome and vibrant and your partner is very lucky.
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013 10:55:48 AM »

Beautiful!
great choice of fabrics for the sky. And all these embroidery stitches! i sure would have loved to receive it.
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2013 12:41:20 PM »

love this! The fields are inspiring me to do some flour painting Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2013 01:46:22 PM »

It's great! I love the detail on the sky!
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2013 02:06:37 PM »

Paperbaeu, what do you mean flour painting? With flour? or flowers? Because the first sounds very interesting. :-)
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2013 02:24:21 PM »

Thanks guys!! The sky was my fave part, too!

Yes, PaperBeau, please tell us more about this flour painting! Wink
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2013 12:29:03 PM »

Pretty! Love the shape and the colours very much!  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2013 09:19:54 PM »

Beautiful. I love the colors!
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