BLOCK 11 - FRUITFUL PEAR TREE

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Emily replied on Sat, May 5 2012 5:57 PM

Hawaiian or not - I didn't know about this method.  And one of these days I might just make a Hawaiian quilt.  They are beautiful.  Thanks again.

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mars92 replied on Sat, May 5 2012 8:15 PM

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Many thanks for finding this. Now Maggie and I can do the tree properly! I was stressing!

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Lillie replied on Sun, May 6 2012 7:13 AM

gini:

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.  

Wow Gini, this was so helpful. Especially with the photo. Makes it really easy to understand what you are saying. Thanks!!!

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Maggie replied on Sun, May 6 2012 10:59 AM

Thanks Gini, that helps a lot.

Marlene, have you started it yet?    I'll cut out the background square and trace the tree onto the "tree trunk" fabric you shared with me today so I can start applying it tomorrow.    Is 9:00 still good?  I can hardly wait!

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Maggie replied on Thu, May 17 2012 6:54 PM

I finally finished it!!!!!   

 

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gini replied on Thu, May 17 2012 7:04 PM

maggie, way to go.   i love your pear fabrics,  i like how you put your darker leaves at the bottom.   nice work

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Maggie replied on Thu, May 17 2012 8:21 PM

Thanks Gini.   I have to credit Marlene for the leaf placement -- she reminded me that you taught her to put the darker tones near the bottom. 

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Kris replied on Thu, May 17 2012 9:05 PM

Your block looks great Maggie.

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Frances replied on Thu, May 17 2012 9:12 PM

Maggie,

Your pear tree looks stunning, you have done a great job.

lots of love

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Maggie replied on Thu, May 17 2012 11:53 PM

Thank you all for the comments and encouragement.   I love being able to take projects with me.

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Nana replied on Fri, May 18 2012 6:10 AM

Maggie

You did a great job on your pear tree.   The fabrics you used for your pears is perfect.

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Lillie replied on Fri, May 18 2012 7:32 AM

Maggie:

I finally finished it!!!!!   

Woo hoo Maggie. It looks beautiful.

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mars92 replied on Sun, May 20 2012 12:27 AM

Maggie

Your pear tree looks beautiful!  I recognize some of those fabrics! LOL  You did a great job on your leaves!  I think I will send mine over to you! The colors on the pears and leaves are so pretty.

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Maggie replied on Sun, May 20 2012 7:11 PM

Thanks!      I am so glad I finished it!   Spent today laundering fabrics and sorting.  VVas never a pre-vvasher but, yes the fabric does feel better and "needle" better.  So soft.  : - )

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Linny t replied on Mon, May 21 2012 4:05 PM

Pretty pears, Maggie.  I love your fabrics.

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