Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Tree wall hanging


These past few weeks I have been busy making this wall hanging quilt.  It measures 26 in x 26 in.  I got the idea in a magazine, with much less free motion quilting.

It was quite the challenge deciding on what types of free motion quilting to use, and got valuable input from Leah Day at The Free Motion Quilting Project.  I did wiggly horizontal lines on the white background fabric behind the tree, Pebble ripples in the inner white border and blowing wind, which I think I did not pull off quite exactly as Leah, but I gave it a go, and I am happy with the result.  


I echoed around the base of the tree on the grass hill, not knowing if it would even 'work', but I like how it adds texture and creates a 'shadow' effect.  I quilted tree bark on the tree trunk, and for the inside of the tree, I just followed the swirly design of the fabric.

I am super proud of this quilt.  The effects all the free motion quilting has add so much texture to the design. 

Happy quilting.

10 comments:

Quilting Babcia said...

Beautiful job! I hope your new masterpiece has a place of honor in your home!

charlotte said...

Beautiful wall hanging, love the color and the FMQ!

Rosemary said...

I think you did a fabulous job machine quilting! It looks perfect! Congratulations!!

Malini said...

Cute and adorable wall hanging quilt. Amazing FMQs. Leah is always a great inspiration. My most favorite FMQ is the pebble ripple. Probably because I have been obsessed with pebbles/circles lately.

Lee Ann said...

Well done!

Christina Flowers said...

This is one of those piece's that just makes you happy to look at, gorgeous!

FarahLin said...

Your tree wall hanging looks fabulous and your FMQ look amazing as always!!! Love the different designs you've used for each area - well done!!

Fleurette said...

Beautiful! your FMQ is amazing. Well done!

Chumkie said...

A lovely wallhanging made gorgeous by FMQ! You are truly an inspiration!

Scrapatches said...

This is sew wonderful! I wandered in from another blog and will be sure to leave a thread trail back to find this quilty goodness again. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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