I took a break from charity quilts this week and decided to work on my Bending Tree appliqué project. I pulled a picture off Facebook and enlarged it for my pattern. The picture came from The Quilt Show put on by Ricky Tims.
I'll trim this background down and add boarders once I have machine appliquéd it with a finished size of 17 or 17.5 inches.
I really like the batik leaves I fussy cut.
I ended up buying some Mettler Variegated Poly Sheen thread. A bit of an experiment over my usual rayon solid color appliqué thread.
Not sure if I really like the thread change. But an experiment is always a gamble. I will have to see how the leaves look.
I am happier with the leaves in the variegated thread.
The wisteria is in bloom, which means spring is finally here. Reminds me I still have a very unfinished project going that features these pretty flowers.
Your wisteria is beautiful. I love the bendy tree. The variegated thread has a nice effect.ReplyDelete
Can't WAIT to see what you will do with this tree applique!! It is coming along nicely.ReplyDelete
Two bendy trees,both lovely! I love variegated thread and the effect is always enhancing I think.ReplyDelete
I like the look of the variegated thread, especially on the leaves. Your tree block is wonderful! It's such a treat to see your photo of the gorgeous wisteria--we haven't been seeing any around here yet (near Atlanta.)ReplyDelete
I am using varigated thread for the first time too! So far I am happy with the results! I think it looks great on your wonderful blockReplyDelete
The variegated thread is absolutely perfect for your Bending Tree. That's a great mini pattern that he has.ReplyDelete
Lovely wisteria. I had some once, but it didn't bloom at all, I think there wasn't enough sunshine where it was planted. I like the varigated thread very much. It looks great on your tree and leaves. Thank for linking with Design Wall Mondays, JudyReplyDelete
Lovely tree! I like the variegated thread. Such a great tree!ReplyDelete
Your applique tree is so pretty with all those batiks. I too rather love the variegated thread. How beautiful to see your Wisteria shouting Spring!ReplyDelete
Your applique tree is fantastic! I like the variegation of the thread on the tree, as sometimes the trunks of tree will have silver highlights on the bark. I think it gives it some night light on the trunks of yours!ReplyDelete
Pretty tree, and your appliqué is so beautifully done!ReplyDelete
I think the variegated thread looks great! This is going to be amazing. Thanks for sharing with Moving it Forward!ReplyDelete
Love your bending tree. My goodness your wisteria is so so beautiful, I hope you find your quilt so you can finish it, wisteria in quilts make them look so beautiful Cheers GlendaReplyDelete
Your applique is lovely. I like that you fussy cut the batik leaves. The wisteria brings back memories of visiting my son in California and seeing the wisteria there. I wouldn't have thought it would live where I am, but apparently it can, so thank you. I'll look into it for my own garden next year.ReplyDelete
Your bending tree design is an interesting one. I don't have batiks in my stash but like seeing others use them.ReplyDelete
I wanted to plant Wisteria when we lived in South Carolina. I was discouraged from doing that by several others who said they can take over your other trees and yard very quickly.