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Friday, December 14, 2007

Another Tree


I tried a different method of doing a snowy tree. I like this one better but I need to make the snow at the ends of the triangles a bit thicker. The seam width always fools me. I think I have way too much white and then it almost disappears into the seams. I didn't put a trunk on this one because you don't usually see the trunk on that type of tree but maybe it would look better with one.

The snowflake is not as I would like it. I remember now that I was never any good at making snowflakes. Many of my Grade 3 students often made better ones. I ironed Steam-a-seam to the back of a white square, folded and cut it and then fused it to the blue. I'm not crazy about it, but it does balance out the icicles, so it may stay.

12 comments:

dot said...

Both tree and snowflake are wonderful. You are very creative.

Colleen Eskridge said...

Love the second tree!The first was cute but the second is really cute.I like all your winter words also. Colleen

Quilt Pixie said...

your snowflake turned out very rounded and "soft". I often find a few really deep, large cuts, give a snowflake with various points

Libby said...

Great tree . . . your creativity is boundless *s*

meggie said...

I like the 2nd tree too.
The snowflake is soft looking. I like it. You are having fun with it all, which is the main factor!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

I like the second tree too. What do you think the first would be like if you sewed a green strip in the centre? The snowflake looks pretty good too.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

love that second tree - very creative.

comicbooklady said...

The 2nd tree has just the right amount of snow! It doesn't need a trunk, it just means the snow is deep!

Lynda said...

I love your tres! How did you do them? Can you post a tutorial please?

katelnorth said...

I like both the snowflake and the new tree - I like the new tree better than the older one - I think the shape is nicer. But I agree, it could use a little more snow. Not sure about the trunk - could go either way, I think.

One way to make a more dramatic snowflake is to cut quite deeply down one side of your folded triangle piece - this makes more of a 6 armed snowflake. There's a great website where you can "cut" paper snowflakes - http://snowflakes.lookandfeel.com/
not that you would be able to copy exactly, but if you wanted to practice different kinds of looks, it's a lot easier than tons of paper. Obviously with fabric, you can't get as much detail as it's too thick to cut tiny bits from...

Judy said...

The second tree is great....and that snowflake is terrific: quit beating yourself up! LOL

xo

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

The new snowy tree is really fabulous, well done! Tracey