Oh Kris, it's beautiful! I love your choice of fabrics; the textures really make your pears standout and the tree trunk looks real. Love it.
Beautiful Kris, and great fabric choices!
Kris, your pear tree is really pretty. Are the pears pieced or is there just a nice ariation in the fabric?
Thanks Pat. The pears aren't pieced. I found a piece of batik with those marks.
The fabric is perfect for the pears!
Kris, this is just beautiful! I love the pear fabric. It's perfect!
Kris this pear tree is fabulous, I love how the pairs are makes with the fabric , looks good Barbara
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Gini, Is this the thread?
yep and these are the instructions
i wanted to add this photo, before i lost it. this is how you applique an intricate design without it going all over the place. i draw the pattern on the fabric and leave the fabric intact. i cut the fabric away 3 or so inches ahead of where i am working. this is how hawaiian applique is done. i only cut away one side of a branch as i go. once the branch is secure i can cut away the entire second side if i want, but don't go farther than that.
if you tried to cut this tree out and then applique it down. your branches would not go in the right spot and it would be really uneven.
and as you can see i've cut away about 4 inches, bad gini.
gini in north idaho
I have been quilting a long time but I found that your instruction of doing the tree really is an eye-opener. I did mine differently and your method is so much better. I just had to let you know that you eased up my life a little. Thanks.
Emily, you're welcome. This is how Hawaiian appliqué is done, so it i can't take credit for the method.
Hawaiian appliqué is really easy to do, it's just on a huge scale. You fold a huge piece of paper like you do for making snowflakes, and cut a design. If you like your design, you pin or glue it to your fabric and draw it on the fabric. Leave that fabric in one piece and smooth it over the backing, Baste them together and away you go.