Monday, October 18, 2010

easy trees.

Since I already had the tree pieces leftover from
last year, these were a cinch to make.
I DID need a piece of fabric
BIG enough to fill in the background.
Oh good.
I had it!!!!
That's what a stash is for.
When the inspiration comes...
I'm ready!!!

I began with a square piece of newspaper that I thought would
be big enough. I didn't measure...but I tried to make sure it's square.
That'll make it easier to put the quilt together...
don't ya think??
Ya.
Drew some lines.
Figured out how long I wanted that tree trunk.


Figured out about how big that triangle is.
Then all I had to do was use this as my pattern.

As I added pieces I tried to fudge and make the blocks
a little bit bigger than my paper pattern.
I did not stress about it being perfectly square.
I will just have to square the blocks UP...I mean DOWN... when I'm done!

Super simple.
Not complicated at all.


Now....I've got to think!
Should I use black in those outside corners???

Hmm.....

11 comments:

  1. Yes, I vote for the black. Looks great Beth.

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  2. I love the trees, thanks for the inspiration

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  3. Its really cute! I vote for black in the corners too.

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  4. I'd like to see what it looks like with the same green background in those empty spaces!

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  5. I like the black as it repeats the base shape and color. These are so fun!

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  6. Smart girl! I'd probably go with a deep forest green in the corners, but that's just me. Your black looks great too!

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  7. Great trees! Black or green are both worth an audition!

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  8. This is really fun. And a new design, all your own! I love the black and white addition.

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  9. yeh! for IMPROV! they look great! what fun!!!

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  10. What a fun idea. Thanks for sharing you method.

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