Awhile back, I got very interested in stitching trees for my crazy quilt and other quilt blocks. Kathy Shaw's surface design class made several patterns for trees available for our use, and I chose one of them for this small quilt.
|Use tracing paper to draw and pin the |
pattern to your block
I stitched the tree onto a block that has been sitting around my studio for literally years. The fabrics are antiques, which is why the central piece is stained. It doesn't bother me at all...in fact, I love that it was well loved and used.
I used scroll stitch for the trunk and major branches and stem stitch for the smaller branches. The "leaves" are antique French sequins and size 11/0 red seed beads.
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