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Thread: A different way to applique, four season tree quilts

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    A different way to applique, four season tree quilts

    My sister wanted four 17" tree quilts, one for each season.
    I made 19 inch sky pieces and quilted them with backing, and batting, sky only. When the sky was finished, I fused on the tree trunks and any leaves that would be behind the trunk or branches.
    Then I added the other leaf fabrics and quilted all the leaf fabrics down. The Spring quilt has the buds coming out and those are done by doing scribble quilting.

    It was so much easier quilting the sky first without the trees fused on than trying to go around the branches with the background quilting. When it was totally quilted, I then cut it down to 17"
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    Those are wonderful!! Very creative!
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    This is summer
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    They are lovely, wonderful "artwork"
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    They are beautiful! You are very very talented!

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    nicely done
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    Those are beautiful trees and I love your method!

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    wow nice and creative

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    Very, very nice. great work!!

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    OMG!! Those are beautiful! Is that a pattern or did you just make it up? I love trees and leaves and bare tree branches. Gorgeous.

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    I really like your ideas, especially the scribble quilting.

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    I saw a tree done in the round in metal. It had individual metal leaves which I ignored and just kept the idea of a tree in the round and putting the trunk slightly to the side. Then I just did my thing of playing. I have done many landscape quilts so I already knew to use fabrics with 3 shades in them. Because of the quilting, I could use fabrics with just two knowing my quilting thread would be the third.
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    OMG!! Those are beautiful! Is that a pattern or did you just make it up? I love trees and leaves and bare tree branches. Gorgeous.
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    Beautiful as always!

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    I love your creativity.

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    Absolutely beautiful, I'll be your sister lol.

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    I really like those. You could use the fusible circles and ovals from placemats for these. thanks for sharing

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    Very creative. You're a great sister!
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    Just lovely, she will love them!

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    Oh Deb I love those!! WHERE did you find that perfect trunk fabric??
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    Deb, These are really wonderful! I love that you've put them into circles. The quilting is divine!

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    They are beautiful and thanks for sharing your method, which makes perfect sense. I too think the quilting is just wonderful...

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    Wow! I love those.

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    Smart way to do it! I am going to keep that in mind should I ever try an art quilt. Yours are beautiful!

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    Wow. You are very smart to have thought that thru, I would imagine your methods could be used for other appliqué pieces.

    Your work is amazing. Thank you for sharing

    Judy in Phx, AZ

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    Beautiful. I found this out last year. Easier especially a trellis backgrounds as well instead of stop start etc. and you always miss an area.
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