Monday, May 4, 2015

A Low Volume Forest

My  Finished  " Forest of Pieced Trees" 

I finished sewing my Spring Trees blocks this weekend.   

Four " Spring Trees "  paper pieced blocks    - in low volume gray and yellows
                                               -  you can get the pattern here

Remember my inspiration?   This painting by Gustave Caillebotte  :

Paris Street; Rainy Day    1877
Gustave Caillebotte   Art Institute of Chicago

Pattern:     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:   (from my stash)
                 Willow  by My Mind's Eye   Riley Blake Designs - light grays and yellows
                 Taza    Ribbon Damask  by Dena  Free Spirit    taupe gray
                 Love At First Bite  Dots  in gold    Windham Fabrics      yellow                                          Brussels Washer Linen Blended White (linen/rayon) - background
                     Gray   Kona cotton   for binding

I really love how these two trees turned out!  The right "Willow" fabric reminds me of knots in the tree bark.....

My two favorite trees

My  Low Volume Forest of Pieced Trees         by Susie's Sunroom

I chose some gray Kona fabric for the binding.
And  for fun...... I pieced scraps together for making the corner pockets for hanging on the back.

The back   -   scrappy corner pockets

'Low Volume ' Forest of  Pieced Trees             - by Susie's Sunroom

I  am entering my  "Low Volume"  Forest of Pieced  Trees  mini wallhanging  
                                       in   May's  Le Challenge... 

                                       the theme is " Wood".  

Le    click here 
Every month has a new theme.  You link your finished  project ( made after the challange theme is named) , for a random chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop.   Isn't that cool?!

April's Art Inspiration  and  my  Susie's Sunroom  Project

I'll leave you  with a question.....

"If a  "Low Volume "  tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"            { link here}                      (Sorry. I couldn't resist putting this in.)

Linking up at:   Sew Cute Tuesday @ Blossom Heart Quilting  and
                         Fabric Frenzy Friday  @ Fort Worth Fabric Studio  and
                       Pet Project Show @  Pink Doxies

I'm off to my sewing room!

Pattern provided by QAD Publishing


  1. I like low-volume, and I do like your trees.Very subtle fabric choices, but the repetition carries it, too. This would be interesting to see done in a variety of browns or greys on low-volume, I think. Lots of possibilities for this pattern, and that's what makes it work well. Thank you for linking up with the Pet Project Show this weekend, and sharing your work.


  2. Your trees are beautiful and I think you chose your fabric cleverly. I love their colors.

  3. Hahahahahah - you are too, too funny Susie! I LOVE the way your mind thinks!
    Those trees are so beautiful. Making them in low volume fabrics was brilliant!

  4. Very clever. You could also link up with Le Challenge as the topic is 'Wood'.

  5. Very nice. I love low volume-especially when it is trees falling. Those big ones make a lot of noise. The low volume just sneak up on you. HA! Yes, the low volume tree still makes a sound--but nobody hears it--until the sound finally hits the side of your house (20-50 miles away) when you are alone and it scares the (fill in the blank----------) out of you!!!! Where do you imagine those out of nowhere sounds come from? Ha ha he he. I am so tired right now..

  6. Your trees are beautiful, Susie! I can see them in so many different colours, matching the seasons. Haha!! Nice joke :)


  7. I just came here via your comment on Lara's site - your trees are beautiful. What a lovely way to go low volume.

  8. That is really pretty and delicate. Fits great for the theme as well.

  9. The low volume against low volume works really well . Maybe they go still make a sound only quieter !

  10. Beautiful trees! Thank you for linking to le challenge :)


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