Monday, March 24, 2008

Wonky trees

I'm participating in Tonya's summer class but the plan was to wait until the move was done to start after all it's just MARCH! My quilt will be made up of freeform pieced trees in autumn colors so I decided to pull the fabrics and put them aside so I can find them when we move - that way I can work on the quilt while I'm unpacking.

So first I pull an autumn print to use as a guide to pull fabrics for the trees.

Then I decide I have to just try one or rather two because I decided I'll cut two at a time from squares or rectangles. (Nope, didn't even iron that green square first!)


After piecing the first one (on the right) I realized I needed to cut down my tree a little before piecing the sides so I won't lose my points in the seam allowances.

Then I had to make another set of two just for fun. As I go along, I'll try different trees too.


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13 comments:

Deb said...

very cute! That'll make a neat fall quilt. Are you going to use alternate blocks??? If so what???

Rose said...

Oh, I love them! They are adorable.

jovaliquilts said...

You're definitely in the spirit! I love them. :)

Laurie said...

love the trees! adorable! as for denmark...if you can still go...GO, moving will be there when you get back. time with the dh is priceless! just my thoughts! ;o)

laurie

Lynne in Hawaii said...

The tree blocks look like your jar of peanuts...can't just do one! Love them.

Karen said...

No wonder you couldn't resist making some trees, they're snappy!

Lisa said...

Those are lovely trees Mary, your colour choices work beautifully. I always like autumn colours. Our trees are just starting to colour here.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Mary,these are great. Try stacking three or four fabrics up and doing it too. That way you can play around a bit more if you want to trade tree trunks. Cut the pine tree triangle down by a quarter inchish on each side and you'll have no worries. play play play.

Tanya said...

Ooh. These look like so much fun! I really wanted to try this but since I'm still working on Tonya's class from last FALL I really need to finish that first before I can show my face in another of her classes. Keep up informed on your progress!

dee said...

Love the trees Mary. Really sweet. Hope you're feeling better soon.

mamaspark said...

These are great. It may even inspire me to give it a try. One of these times I will take one of Tonya's classes!

Quiltdivajulie said...

WONDERFUL! (I'm still trying to deal with too many other things and haven't found my "play zone" yet.)

LOVE your trees!! They will evolve into a GREAT fall quilt!

Suzy Quilter said...

LOL! Something tells me you're going to have the top pieced BEFORE you even move. You have been bitten. And what cute little trees they are! Love the fabrics. :o)