Sunday, May 24, 2015

Making Trees for My Crazy Blocks

Last week we went to Denver for our granddaughter's graduations.  It rained the entire time we were there so we didn't get to do many outdoor activities - I was glad I'd taken my crazy quilt blocks along because I had a lot of time to work on them.  I love trees so most of my blocks will likely have a tree on them.  I was able to make quite a few with so much down time.  Here's what I've made so far.

These are my Twisted Trees.  I hadn't tried this process before & loved it.

Twisted Tree Weeping Willow
Twisted Floss Pine Bough
These are my embroidered trees.  I really had fun with these.
 Oriental Tree in Bloom Using Back Stitch, Lazy Daisy Flowers, & French Knot Buds
Tree Using French Knots & Back Stitch.
I hope to try this technique again with the French Knots less dense.
Because my blocks were already made before I added the trees, I used a small hoop.  The hoop seems to have stretched the satin fabric.  I tried blotting with water and it worked on the cotton fabric but not on the satin.  I don't think ironing is going to help either.  Oh well - it is what it is. 
Tree Using Lazy Daisy & Back Stitch

Straight Stitch Palm Trees
Pine Tree Using Lazy Daisy, Algerian Eye Stitch, & Back Stitch
Tree Using Chain Stitch & Feather Stitch


Sewing Up A Storm said...

Not just one awesome kind of tree but all kinds. It is hard to pick a favorite. Looks like you are really having fun with trying different kinds.

Linda P. said...

Thanks Ami. These crazy quilt classes have been really inspirational. I'm having so much fun!