Sunday, 27 September 2015

Mini Tree Quilt

The end of the quarter is fast approaching, so it's time to finish the projects on my Q3 to do list and get ready to link them up with Adrianne from On The Windy Side next week.

One of the things on my Q3 to do list was this mini tree quilt.


I finished it a few weeks ago and it's hanging in my family room now (which is also my sewing room).



I bought the pattern and shot cottons from Jenny Hunter of Plume Art when she came to speak at our guild a few months ago.  Jenny bought her original version along to show us, amongst many other beautiful quilts she has made.

Jenny Hunter's mini tree quilt

It was the first time I'd made anything like this, and I really enjoyed the process.  There's both applique and reverse applique in this quilt.



 I machine quilted it with green Aurifil thread.



The finished quilt is 30" x 15".  I'm quite happy with how it's turned out, especially as it was my first attempt at an art quilt.

I'll be posting another finish tomorrow - that means all four things on my Q3 list got finished.  Time to start thinking about Q4 now.





16 comments:

Linda said...

I love your rendition of this quilt and I wrote Jenny about the pattern. I have not ever tri d appliqué or reverse appliqué. Would it be difficult to learn?

Linda Chin

Dolly said...

I REALLY LIKE THIS ! I almost never buy patterns, but I am curious enough to check out the link that you shared. This is JUST BEAUTIFUL !

Thank you SO MUCH for sharing. You did a beautiful job.

Sue said...

It's looking great hanging on the wall in your house, Wendy. Well done!

Julie said...

This looks so good Wendy. I have found that listing all my WIPs publicly has really helped me to get them finished this year. Of course everytime a finish a quarter, I start another project.

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Beautiful finish; I love the peek of green out your window to compliment the quilt.

margaret said...

a lovely wall hanging and you have found the perfect spot to hang it in and show if off

Oops-Lah said...

Beautiful. I'm assuming you did the applique by hand? And it's indeed the perfect spot for this little beauty!

Linda said...

What a gorgeous quilt! Love the design and colours . You have put it in a great position on the wall - the doorway and view and the quilt each compliment the other.

Sandi said...

Wendy, I love the colours you used for your version and the binding color finishes it off nicely. What a lovely setting for it to hang, congratulations on this finish.

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

Beautiful tree quilt. Your straight line quilting is so precise. Both applique and reverse applique makes for quite a challenge - at least for me. Do you do hand work on your lunch hour?

Sue said...

Your wallhanging is so lovely Wendy. Makes me want to make one, even though I don't do art quilts. Jennie at Plume Art has some lovely patterns, doesn't she.

Adrianne @ On the Windy Side said...

Very beautiful Wendy - that dense quilting really works on the mini and the colours are perfect.

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Beautifully done, it looks really effective.

Lynette said...

Wow, Wendy! Your first art quilt is really superb. I love your colors. It looks great with the 5 rows instead of 3, too. :)

felicity said...

I love the colours you chose for your trees. This is just gorgeous!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

I don't often think to hang quilts on walls, but this is a perfect design for a wall-hanging.
It goes without saying that I prefer your lush, fresh green version to the purple original.