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Birches and Virginia Creeper

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Whimsical, Casual, Romantic, Classic, Funky, Eco-Friendly, Traditional
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What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Birches and Virginia Creeper

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What materials did you use? Cotton fabrics, scraps, etc

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What are you most proud of? The way the whole quilt top came together with the combination of string piecing and appliqued tree trunks.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Start with the string pieced background. I sewed strips to 4 inch squares of foundation. Then I trimmed them up, removed the foundation and used my fold and sew technique using a tear away foundation to piece. Once the top was done, I added the tree trunks and branches.

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Your work is incredible! My grandmother was a quilter by trade.... I am struggling with completing my first quilt; I keep putting it away and bringing out; I want to finish it for my grandson but something's standing in my way... I think it's the confidence. I could only dream of making a quilt like this.... beautiful

04/07/2014 Flag

Thank you so much! I learned to quilt 25+ years ago from a little old lady at a fair in Chesapeake, Virginia. She taught me hand piecing and hand quilting... after a couple of these quilts I taught myself to use a machine. WHY did I get into quilting? Because all I knew how to do was counted cross stitch and you could work for HOURS and get 4 inches done at best, lol! With fabrics I could make bigger things... It seems so silly now, but that is how I got started. I just love working and playing with fabrics, I love the feel of them in my hand. All this is to say, just start. Maybe someone at your local quilt shop can help you. Take a machine quilting class.. or you can just quilt straight rows with your walking foot. Just start. :) (And get hooked, lol)

04/11/2014 Flag

This is absolutely gorgeous!

04/21/2014 Flag

Thank you Wendy!

04/25/2014 Flag

Just beginning to quilt & love looking at all the materials & classes. Think I will start with a Jelly Roll one to learn straight fast sewing!

05/12/2014 Flag

Jelly Rolls can be so much fun, and you never quite know what they'll look like once finished. Have fun!

05/16/2014 Flag

Love the Birch one as I'm a tree & forestry type person.

05/12/2014 Flag

Thanks! The string pieced background blocks are super easy for beginners. :)

05/16/2014 Flag