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Thread: Jeweled Forest Update 11-19 Saturday

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    Red face Jeweled Forest Update 11-19 Saturday

    These are paper pieced as everyone knows. This is my first time and I may never go back to regular piecing. OK I will get real - I love PP but I also love regular piecing too. Learning was easy and somewhere along about the 12th little tree it all clicked and I never had to pick out another mistake. Everything looks so accurate (I don't know they are) but they look perfect. They also look complicated but they are not. I expanded and will be finishing it out as a large couch throw for snuggling under this winter. This is one of those things where I think you can make 'too many' of a good thing. I thought about an entire quilt but I decided against it. Anyway - this is where I am at today. I will added some small borders I think. I did some flying geese to add to the outside border but they just took away from my little trees. Opinions are very much welcome. . . . . . .
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    Your trees are beautiful. Waiting for the pattern. Hope mine look half as nice.

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    Really nice. The blue makes your blocks pop.
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    Very pretty. I love all the different colors in the trees.

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    easy uh??? hmmm !!!! It looks beautiful and it looks NOT so easy hehehehe
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    VERY pretty! I REALLY love all the different colors!

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    These are really beautiful trees.

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    Lovely, can't wait to see the border.

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    Very cute and they do look perfect. Great job.
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    WOW you've been busy - great job!
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    I Love this quilt very Happy looking. I to love paper piecing, wish I knew how to change a pattern into a paper piecing pattern. If anyone knows how to do this please PM me thank you and Happy Thanksgiving
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    It doesn't look simple or easy. Beautiful trees. I agree flying geese would detract from this gorgeous quilt. Perhaps little bear paws if you are wanting an additional pattern. Just a thought.

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    Very nice job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace creates View Post
    I Love this quilt very Happy looking. I to love paper piecing, wish I knew how to change a pattern into a paper piecing pattern. If anyone knows how to do this please PM me thank you and Happy Thanksgiving
    Actually, if someone knows how to change a pattern to paper piecing, I hope she or he will do a tutorial for us. I would love to know this trick.

    Your Jeweled Forest is beautiful. I have my pattern and bought a bunch of jeweled toned fat quarters to use in it. That is the first quilt I'm going to make after I recover from surgery on Monday. Hope I can get it done in time for Christmas.
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    I was so inspired when you posted this the first time! I believe I understood that the pattern came from a magazine a couple of years ago, so I assume it is no longer available. But I couldn't get those trees out of my head! So I printed out the photo and drew out my own PP pattern, changed it just a bit by thickening the trunk. I did my three with Christmas prints because I made individual trees, and expect to use them as candle mats, small gifts for family members who will appreciate the work and love that went into them. I will try to post my pattern and a picture of one of the trees---my first attempt at photos since all the changes on the Board!
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    Love your trees. The colors are great.

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    Your forest looks spectacular on that background
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    Nice job. Do you know how to convert other blocks into a paper pieced pattern? If so, would you consider doing a tute for the rest of us?
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    it is looking really great. thanks so much for sharing your jeweled forest journey
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    I love the sharpness of PPing too. Nice forest.

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    Love your "forest"-it's really quite lovely and will be a wonderful throw.

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    Very nice.I've never received the pattern,but enjoy seeing all the ones posted.
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    I haven't received the pattern either, but I'm still hoping I will! But if I don't, will attempt it from the other versions that have been posted.

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    Just beautiful!!!
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    Love the trees! And paper piecing rocks!

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