Mar 19, 2011

Trees


Sometimes you need trees in the background that may be covered by other foreground trees, but still need to be constructed loosely.
I cut a loose shape and add the trunk.

 Then I rough cut around the edges, sometimes coming close to the trunk and sometimes not.


I go all the way around the shape.

Then I add a few pieced over the trunk and fuse them.
 Group them together and they are ready to quilt in the detail.
Then the actual foreground detailed trees are ready to be constructed.

5 comments:

WoolenSails said...

Nice way to form trees. I like using the iron on, since it makes it easier for me to cut more intricate pieces compared to fat appliques.

Debbie

Marie said...

Barb - thanks for the mini-lesson - this is really cool. Even I can do this. LOL - but I will try.

Hugs - Marie

Libby Fife said...

I have to say that you always get the best tree shapes-very tree like! Is this a new piece?

Rian said...

That is a great way to do trees! They are fantastic!

Joiner of Fine Furniture said...

I can't see the Watson through the trees..!!

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