Friday, 28 March 2014

Wood or trees?

I have been using Bonnie Hunter's leaders and enders method for ages and have a box of one and half inch squares next to my machine ready to make 9 patches.  The box was beginning to fill up, and now Mum is better I felt in need of a new project, so made the blocks up into these gorgeous trees.
I decided to make them up for Project Linus.  People are very generous with their fabric donations but rarely donate yardage (well, why would you?), so I had to use a variety of similar greens for the setting squares and triangles.  I think it looks fine.  Bonnie sashed her version, but I feel that sashing imprisons the blocks and constrains them, so I haven't done that with mine.

There was enough of this foliage print to make the border, and a thin orange border makes it all come alive.  I need to decide on matifs to quilt in the green squares, and this will be looking good. 

And here is my Pink MAM Stars all quilted and bound.  I'm really having a good quilty time at the moment!


Sew Create It - Jane said...

Those trees are fab!! Well done on some great sewing!!

black bear cabin said...

the tree quilt is very cute! there must be hundreds of very happy people using your quilts!!!