Wednesday, February 29, 2012

March Hive #2 Tree Block for Tara

Hello everyone.  For my block this month, I'm asking for tree blocks very similar to Sunni's back in January.  I've been having a very difficult time with morning sickness (all day in my case) lately, and since I haven't been able to sit at my sewing machine to make my own block example, Sunni has graciously allowed me to link back to her tutorial post here.  You can also find other mini tutorials and/or block ideas from the bees who made blocks for January here.

Here's a mosaic of some other favorite tree blocks I've found on flickr.  The HTML code didn't work for me here, so I input by hand the links back to the original photos.  If they're not right, let me know.
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Please use Kona Azure for the background.  I'm hoping that color will create a "sky" background.  I'm open to almost any colors or styles of fabrics for the tree part.  I prefer bright modern prints, but this is a scrappy quilt, so I'm very open.  Feel free to add owls, birds, swings, birdhouses, etc. to the trees, and I'm also happy to have just a tree branch, like one of the pictures in the mosaic, so "tree" can be a loose interpretation.

I do plan to machine quilt this myself in an allover stipple pattern, so I do ask that you try to keep the thickness to a minimum, i.e. no layered yo-yos or thickly gathered material that would be difficult to quilt over.  Thickness from applique is totally fine, of course.

Please make one or two blocks 12.5" square.  I'm happy to trim them to that size if you'd rather not do that yourself, so as long as they're at least 12.5" square or a little larger, then that's great!

Please also include a 5" signature block for me to use on the back of my quilt.  You can choose how to make it as long as it finishes to 5".

I absolutely loved the blocks that everyone made during Sunni's month, and I can't wait to see what you all come up with!  Let me know if there are any questions or if I've left something out.


Anonymous said...

Guess who is going to get a phone call when I start doing Rosetta Stone?!! Wow lady!
And I love your philosophy. You come across as an incredibly nice person via e-mail and I love to see that you live your life that way! Congrats on your new baby!

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