InstructionsI designed this off the top of my head, learning as I went - my first quilt. Traced hands of family members for leaves, then piecing male and female with different solids and print. Overlayed adults with chiffon. Pieced together bark, cut out tree. Appliqued it all on. Ground also pieced. Added small tulle and cotton leaves. All applique stitch in gold mettallic. Then stipple stitch quilted it ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Traditional, Romantic, Cute, Whimsical, Classic
Cotton, variety of solids and prints; chiffon, tulle.
What was your inspiration?
I wanted a special gift for my parents.... went yellow and golds and blue to match their living room.... wanted hand tracings to be a part of gift.... and thought family tree!
What are you most proud of?
That I made this - designed, pieced, sewed, quilted - all by myself, doing it all for first time! It turned out almost exactly as I planned!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Practice with fusing papers, materials, stitches.... I did, but not enough in some cases:-)