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


  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!

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

  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.

  4. can't wait to see more trees.

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

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

  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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