InstructionsI pieced the background fabric with the strips along the bottom and added the black border. On hindsight, I wish I'd had more of the sky fabric because I think it would look better if you could see a bit more sky above the tree. I think it may be looking a little squished. But anyway, I ran out of fabric so this is as big as I could make the border.
I then cut out the tree trunk. So relieved ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Traditional, Outdoorsy
Commercial print quilters cotton fabric, thread, reclaimed woolen blanket for batting and heavy fusible interfacing to stiffen up flimsy tree trunk and make it easier to work with!
What was your inspiration?
I've been collecting fabric with leaves and bark like effects since I started quilting with the intention of doing something like this, but never got around to it. This came together in a day so I have no idea why I procrastinated for so long!
What are you most proud of?
It doesn't really show up in the photos but I really love how puffy the leaves are. I also like the raw edge effect around the tree trunk and leaves. I have never done it before because I thought I preferred smooth edges, but I think I will definitely do it again.