Monday, February 22, 2010

Mail for Melissa

I just finished the second month of Block Swap. Melissa wanted a "scrap tree." Very cute idea. But...I know virtually nothing about fusibles (Steam a Seam, Lite Steam a Seam, Steam a Seam 2, Lite Steam a Seam 2--really? What's the difference? Which one do I use? So confusing...) and have never done free edge applique. Melissa solved the first part by including the fusible and plenty of really cute scraps. So I sketched my tree stump and leaves, fused them, stitched around all the edges,

and then added some cute little mushrooms and a snail from fabric by Michelle Engel Bencsko's "Shade Garden" collection.

And no matter how I turned this leaf, it just looked like a fish to me. Oh, well. We'll just call it charming and whimsical.

This was fun, Melissa. I've seen some of the other blocks so I know this will be a really fun quilt when you are done!


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CitricSugar said... #

BeaUUUtiful!!! I am applique-challenged so hat's off to you.

I love your mushrooms. :-)

Unknown said... #

How cute! Love the mushrooms and snail. If I were an owl, I'd perch in your tree.

Grandma G said... #

That is SUPER-cute!!

Kristen said... #

Super cute! I love the idea with the mushrooms and snail, so creative. Well done!! =D

k said... #

I love it, love it, love it.

Katie said... #

love it!

Jennifer said... #

Super cute! Well done...

Jennifer :)

amy smart said... #

This is so cute! I especially love the little toadstools!!

(I am clueless about the fusible stuff too. IF you figure it out, let me know.) :)

~♥♥♥JOYCE LEE♥♥♥~~ said... #

Nice~! Love it.. :)