Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Tree Blocks

Wollongong Modern Quilt Guild have asked for tree blocks to make quilts for people affected by this summer's bushfires. Details here, including some possible patterns.

In between Frolic sewing, I've made a couple of blocks:
My blocks are meant to represent new shoots, such as those that burst from the bark of burnt gum trees, or seeds that germinate after a fire.

I used templates from Lori Holt's Bloom quilt and Amanda Herring's Friendship quilt for the leaf shapes, then used Lori's interfacing technique to make them:
 I stitched them down with a blanket stitch:
Using a stabiliser on the back:
Now to pop them in the post!