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Thread: Glitter Trees

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    Glitter Trees

    I made a basic arrangement of applique green trees in muted colors. I machine stitched the applique. A layer of very sparkly green tulle was pinned over the quilt. I added FMQ to the trees and the tulle gave more texture and dimension. The sky has my version of snow. The best part was the whole quilt was now very shimmering and sparkly. There was a problem with a missing piece of tulle in a corner. Since I was already in sparkly land, I decided to add gold lame in the corner, I know, gold lame! I did some fancy stitching in gold metallic thread and even added some sunbeams. Of course, what my gold lame sun with sunbeams needed was crystals, naturally. It did not turn out as horrible as it sounds. Take a look. Pictures fail to capture just how glittery the whole thing is. It sparkles.

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    Your stitching added so much to the beauty of your quilt.

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    Very creative use of alternative fabrics - looks like you had fun creating this one, it is lovely.
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    very creative. Good for you.

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    what great idea very nice!!
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    Great idea.................

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    It's beautiful. Love your quilting and putting the sun there was pretty clever.

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    Very nice! I like the border fabric also!
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    Great work and your stitching makes them!
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    Cute & creative!
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    Ah, so darn cute! Nice work.

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    You certainly had a sparkly day creating this....always room for sunshine!

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    Very nice! I love it! Your stitching is beautiful.

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    I like all of your detail work.

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    what a beautiful wall hanging
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Oh, I really like that!
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    Very sparkly....it must look pretty when the night picks up the sparkles.

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    great sparkles, nicely done
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    Love your creative, sparkly quilt. Did the tulle behave ok when you quilted on top of it?

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    Very pretty and sparkly!

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    Very simple and elegant

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    Quote Originally Posted by playswithcolor View Post
    Love your creative, sparkly quilt. Did the tulle behave ok when you quilted on top of it?
    I was surprised, it did not give me any trouble. A woman in a quilt shop says it actually makes your fabric behave better. It was very well behaved.

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    Very creative use of lame and tulle. Your FMQ is really good

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    Very nice- great stitching!

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    from snowmen to glitter trees, you have been a busy little quilter. Thank you for sharing another one of your great projects.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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