Tuesday, May 3, 2016

FOREST FLOOR

On April 13th I posted an idea I had for doing these trees with  (Forest Floor by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics).  
Unfortunately I had some real problems with this piecing idea (pictured below).  I used Soft Fuse which is a wonderful soft adhesive.  However, with all the seams and the trees with all the curves and points it became a real problem.  I ended up scrapping that and going for the tree tops done with a single fabric.  I also used the regular Steam A Seam heavier adhesive.  I adhered it to Essex White Linen.  I am hoping with the idea of closely spaced straight stitching quilting I will not even machine appliqué around the tree edges and trunks.  I plan to use it for a wall hanging so it will not get much wear and tear, or need washing.  I am think about using one of her other prints around the bottom of the tree trunks a grass.  Not exactly sure how I plan to get that accomplished yet.     

Once again this is a project in continued process.  So I am linking up with Brooke of Silly Mama Quilts and The Needle and Thread Network.

8 comments:

  1. love your choice of fabric for the trees. I made one of these using selvages for my trees ;)

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  2. Very pretty trees. Too bad you had some challenges.
    Thanks for posting to TN&TN's WIP Wednesday.

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  3. Your trees are really cool! I'm new to your blog, so I'm going to go back through your older posts to see if you've written about them before. I'm intrigued!

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  4. I love that your are using the prints for the trees - what a fun idea.

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  5. What an interesting project! You might want to take a look at the appliqué technique in Lara Bucella's new book, Crafted Appliqué - it might solve some of the problems you were having. Very easy, and results in no fraying at all on the edges of an appliqué. Great for complicated pieces!

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  6. love those fabric choices for your trees...

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  7. Great fabric choices for the trees - makes me look at fabric in a whole new way!

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