Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Forest begins with a Tree


My Inspiration:   April Calendar Picture:


Paris Street; Rainy Day    1877
Gustave Caillebotte   Art Institute of Chicago
A new  Project:

A Forest of Pieced Trees      - Spring Trees -  in a  paper pieced wall art  design -
                    included in    Paper Piecing 1/4 "  digital magazine  Issue 5  Ap-June 15   
                               by Janeen at Quilt Art Designs    (here

Fabrics:     Willow  by My Mind's Eye   Riley Blake Designs - light grays and yellows
                 Brussels Washer Linen Blended White (linen/rayon) - background


My first tree                            

My Spring Forest will be  made in low volume fabrics... 

 The plan is to make 4 trees in my  mini wallhanging.    
Come back soon to see the forest grow.


Fun Alert:   Want to see  LOTS of fun paper pieced  projects?       Click  HERE   
to view many of the projects included in this current Paper Piecing 1/4 "  magazine!  
If you like birds, fish, ladybugs and apples .... you'll love  this issue  !!!

Linking up at:     Can I Get A Whoop Whoop!  @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict   and
                         Let's Bee Social  @ Sew Fresh Quilts   and
                          Paper Piecing Party @ Quilt Art Designs  and
                         TGIFF  @  Quokka Quilts


I'm off to my sewing room!





Pattern provided by QAD Publishing

8 comments:

  1. Oh Susie! It is so wonderful how you get your inspiration from works of art. And what an excellent way to choose a color palette. Your forest of Spring Trees is going to be very beautiful all done up in low volume fabrics. This first one turned out so well!

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  2. I love the subtlety in your fabric choices. This is a great block!

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  3. Your first tree is beautiful. Looking forward to seeing the others... Great use of this fabric to give the idea of the branches and the shade. Very clever.

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  4. can't wait to see more trees.

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  5. Looking forward to seeing the growing forest. Your tree is lovely!

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  6. Your tree looks fabulous, Susie! Love the low volume choices. This is going to be a gorgeous wall hanging!

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  7. I love a low volume forest, kinda like it's fogged over. Can't wait to see the rest. So far it looks great!

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