Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tree finished


This morning I put the finishing stitches on the binding of my tree applique mini quilt. You can see the little tree started in this post.
I especially love the quilting on the trunk - I tried to make it look like knots in wood and I think it kind of does!
So now it is living happily on my slowly growing wall of mini quilts!
I have been very enamored with trees as of late. I think there are some more tree quilts in me to come! Actually, watch this space because I KNOW there are more to come!!

19 comments:

Nedra said...

Love your tree, Joanna. It fits perfectly on your collage wall.

Karen said...

A very funky and contemporary tree in your little quilt. A good addition to your wall display.

Sharon said...

What a great "wall of inspiration" that you have growing there. I love it!

Sue said...

I really like it. I'm appliqueing my first miniquilt and finding it hard to make tiny stitches to quilt it. Is yours machine quilted? I'm thinking I should not have tried hand quilting.

pincushionpoints said...

I love your wall of minis. They look really great there.

Joanna said...

Sue and Pincushionpoints - I couldn't respond to you because you have your comments set to "no reply"! And I love to write back to my commenters, so I hope you are reading here. Sue, I hardly ever hand quilt now. I did hand quilt a queen size quilt once, and that was the end of that! lol! I do most of my quilting free motion on the machine:)

Cathy said...

Gorgeous tree, yes the quilting on the trunk is perfect, definately looks knotty!!! xo

Oops-Lah said...

Love your tree! It's stunning. And it looks lovely hanging with all the other little wall hangings.

Janet said...

Oh I love that tree quilt, it looks wonderful on the wall. The quilting on the trunk is just right.

Sue said...

Yes, I am reading your beautiful blog daily now. Fabric! Quilts! My favorite things.

Have you discussed how you quilt the quilt? (Maybe in the archives, I haven't checked yet) - because I just love the way it looks. The stitches look a little like nice handquilting. Long stitches, nice thread, maybe less tension on the machine? I'm guessing here. What is your secret.

My sister got me into quilting. Now I am addicted. But she also loves applique and is always trying to get me to try. Applique and I do NOT GET ALONG. That's why I found your blog. I actually did make a small applique quilt now that I like, thank you very much! But my big handquilting stitches look like basting! Yuk, I may have to try machine quilting.

Huisvlyt said...

I love your tree! It brings life into any area...and if it is in a quilt, even better :-)
Elzaan

wishes, true and kind said...

Gorgeous, and you did a beautiful job on the quilting! It looks great hanging with all the other minis :)

shellysquilts said...

Hey Joanna, Very cute tree! You know I LOVE your wall! Your quilting looks great too. Fabulous post! Take care and happy sewing!

Kelly said...

Oh Joanna it turned out beautifully!! I love the tree trunk quilting what a fantastic detail! Love your wall xx

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Stephanie said...

Pretty. I heart trees and love the Lorax by Dr. Seuss--he's the keeper of trees. Love the Hope Vally background fabric. At first I thought those were little appliqued flowers. Great display of little quilts.

em's scrapbag said...

Your tree looks great. I received inspiration from your Be Kind and made a little wall hanging of my own. Thanks!

Michelle said...

Love the tree - it's so fun! How are you hanging these on your wall?

Jennifer said...

Your work just gets better and better..love everything you touch!!!