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Tree texture quilt - part three

One of the trickiest tasks was to find the right foundation fabric this time.  A little alteration of the color, and this one was perfect.  I arranged the panels on it to measure for size and placement.  I cut the foundation several inches bigger than needed, and also cut a piece of batting to go beneath it.

Once I was sure of the placement of the panels, I trimmed each along with the batting and pinned them into place.

Although usually I would probably stitch the moons down first, working from the top downward, I wasn't 100% sure of the placement of the moons, so I stitched the panels down first, using a blanket stitch.

Ok, I rotated and moved the moons until I was satisfied, and then blanket stitched them down (not stitching through all the layers) with a contrasting thread.

Next week - backing and quilting

Part one
Part two
Part three
Part four
Part five 

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liniecat said…
Thats exactly the sort of backing fabric im looking for too!
really like the balance of your blocks...........its looking smashing
Cherie said…
I"m loving the step by step on here, Cyndi. It's great to see it come together and is looking so cool. I can't wait to see the final version.
How did you create the moons, Cyndi?

It looks like denim that you painted with bleach or something. It's very effective. They really look cool.
Cyndi L said…
Thanks so much for your encouragement, guys! Eileen, I cheated on the moons...I have some fabric that has moons on it, so all I had to do was enhance them a bit with some acrylics :-)
Tammy said…
I love the fabric choices on this.