Artsy Trees Mini Quilt
Hi to everyone who is visiting from the Bloggers Quilt Festival! I am really loving seeing so many amazing quilts!
I loved this amazing Artsy paper scene made by Loretta Grayson when I first saw it a few years ago and although I have already made a paper version of it, have always wanted to try to recreate it in fabric.
So I began by building up the background, using a great wonky starburst tutorial by Darci @ Stitches and Scissors to make the sunset. Then I used some fusible webbing for the circles and did some wonky FMQ around them:
Then the tree trunks (I used linen and Joel Dewberry's Aviary 2 woodgrain) were sewn down over the tops of the circles.Lastly, I cut a few leaves which I just stitched down the centre of to give them some dimension. The finished mini quilt is about 15" x 16" and I have it hanging in the kitchen as it is so bright and cheerful! It makes me smile whenever I see it there as I had so much fun making it:)
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you are enjoying all of the wonderful quilts in the festival as much as I am!