Monday, August 26, 2019

BENDING TREE FINISH

Back some time ago I started my Bending Tree wall hanging (see my featured post).  I finally picked it up last week and finished it.  
I purchased a large stash of rayon thread a month or two ago.  They were on sale for buy 3 and get 3 free.  I like it for machine appliqué, the shine is really nice.  However, I have learned not to use it in the bobbin.  I stick to a 50wt cotton thread in a close shade.    I found that the tension and stitches were much better.
Lots of machine appliqué of the leaves.  Not sure if I prefer the variegated or solid thread colors.  
Now down to the quilting.  Just a simple outlining around the stems.
I decided on the background quilting to use a modified fan quilting that matches the print on the background fabric.  
And I have a finish this week at last.  



19 comments:

  1. This is a lovely piece--your applique is gorgeous nice work hugs, Julierose

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  2. Your tree looks so much better than the one I just finished. I've never been good at drawing trees but where I placed it kinda fits with the funky finish. Love your tree.

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  3. I really like your bendy tree!

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  4. The variegated thread adds so much interest. I like that you used lots of different shades. This piece turned out really nice.

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  5. wow, wow, wow!!
    love it so much!!

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  6. ohh ahh! I like the variegated threads! Nice appliqué!

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  7. That is wonderful! I love the curves of the tree branches and leaves. Congratulations on your finish!

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  8. I love rayon for applique too. The variegated thread looks amazing in this context, congrats on your finish.

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  9. Each time I see this piece, I get a huge smile on my face. LOVE it!!!

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  10. What a fun piece, I love seeing a little shine on the applique thread.

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  11. Your Tree Quilt turned out beautifully. I love the free-form of it and your quilting was perfect.

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  12. Love the flowing curves of this tree. A fine finish!

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  13. It is a tough choice of solid thread color or variegated. The quilt stitches compliment the design nicely.

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  14. I like the mixture of both threads. I am not often pro varigated thread but it fits well with your batic fabrics. And the precision in the applique... Enjoy your finish! xo Melanie

    www.mellmeyer.de

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