Friday 3 July 2015

Scrap tree quilt top

This is my version of a scrap tree (still a top) I finally made!!

On the cover of the book: Minimal Quiltmaking, written by Gwen Marston  is a tree I wanted to make for some time. Then I found a  free tutorial of a similar tree on  Pinkadot Quilts written by Kelly. What I did differently was make a background of scraps in all sizes. This is also the way my daughter, Kellie ( yes I know it is a bit confusing, Kelly and Kellie  but I'm talking about two different persons here;), likes to work. I once showed Kellie's work here.

The branches are also made out of scraps, dark brown strips in different sizes which would fit one of the gaps in the background.
To use different sizes of scraps is probably not the easiest way, but if you form little units and join those to bigger units, you will end up with a big piece of back ground fabric in no-time. While doing this I sew, cut or sew extra and iron and cut again until my piece is big enough.
So nice to use up all the little quirky scraps !

Thanks to Kelly and Kellie for encouraging me to work like this!!!




Supergoof said...

wat is dit MOOI!
Ik dacht dat de boom er op geappliceerd was, maar hij zit er dus echt tussen.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I love it! You really made a tree come to life! I will have to give it a try!!

Nifty Quilts said...

It is wonderful! I have been thinking about sewing my same color or same value scraps together. Now I know what to do with them when I do! Very inspiring. You make me want to drop everything and sew!

Elizabeth said...

Heel erg mooi Annemieke! Knap om dit zo netjes voor elkaar te krijgen...

Groetjes, Elizabeth

Dorothy said...

It's wonderful. I really love it.

Wilma said...

Leuk weer Annemieke! Lieve groetjes Wilma

Elvira said...

Que bonito trabajo muy original y al mismo tiempo podemos hacer limpieza de retales

Unknown said...

Wat leuk! Die hoop ik gauw in het echt te zien.

Quilteuse Forever said...

Love your tree! It is very inspiring with its low-volume background!