Friday, August 29, 2014

No Homes in This Tree

As Laurie and I were hiking Oyster Dome I told her I'd have to make a mini quilt to commemorate our hike. I even picked the fabric at Two Thimbles Quilt Shop after hiking.  I knew right away I'd be making TWO quilts. One for me and one for Laurie. I've never made a tree of life quilt so finding a workable pattern was a challenge
Here is the one I kept for me. I machine quilted both of them.
I had a bit of a size issue when assembling it. 

Oops! Once for a swap I always regretted sending my humble little quilt with funky unmatching seams so I knew I would keep this one.
I changed patterns and this one added a little triangle at the base of the tree. It was kind of confusing so I machine appliqued it down. 


But I think it turned out really cute.

Fun memories with a new friend.

If you have your eagle block done and do not have a blog please send me a photo and I'll post Sept 1, which is Monday.  Let's go ladies!!

Have an awesome weekend!






21 comments:

  1. Really cute Lori ....what a nice thing to do to remember a happy memory!

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  2. this was so nice of you to do that, both of you will smile when you look at these little quilts.
    A tree of life quilt is on my must make someday! love the fabric choice btw!
    Kathie

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  3. What a great memory for a hiking tour, bet you saw a lot of trees on your trip.
    Just fun, great idea.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  4. I really like Tree of Life patterns. I think it's cool that you made 2 different blocks for 2 similar quilts. They both look great! A lovely way to remember your time together :0)

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  5. I love The Tree of Life blocks! I saw one, a long time ago, done with cheddar and muslin fabrics, but I could never make those blocks turn out. Of course their blocks were very large, I bet 16 inches, it was so pretty, maybe I should try again... Have a great weekend!

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  6. un recuerdo muy verde!!!
    me gustan los arboles y verde es genial
    buen fin de semana

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  7. I love your Tree of Life blocks! They are a challenge, well done!!! Wonderful idea to share in two ways and remember a good day of hiking. Perfect!

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  8. A perfect block to remember being there. I could see a bird appliqued on it for fun, too.

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  9. A Tree of Life quilt is on my list. You know, that one day I want to make it list. Love the little trees you made to remember a special day.

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  10. I love this block, it really captures your experience in the forest.. I like the traditional first block the best but the other is interesting too, very pine-y.

    lizzy

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  11. Great tree, and a fun layout.

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  12. What great memory quilts of your hike together. I like that you made two different trees.

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  13. A fun idea to commemorate a good time with a friend by making something that so fits the situation. I had not thought of that.

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  14. That is a beautiful piece and a special gift to remember time with a friend.

    Debbie

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  15. Such a wonderful way to remember that special day! The colors you chose really captured the area you hiked in!

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  16. I love these! Great single block doll quilts.
    Here is a pattern for a tree I designed based on several antique blocks.
    http://kleinmeisjequilts.blogspot.com/2012/11/making-tree-with-apologies-to-joyce.html

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  17. what a nice way to commemorate your hike and new friend!

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  18. Great way to commemorate a hike and a new friend.

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  19. Experimenting with traditional blocks, just one or two at a time--that's a great way to expand our quilting experience and maybe find a future project. These trees are doubly special as they commemorate your hike. Thanks for sharing them, Lori.

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  20. Lori,
    Thank you so very much for the "No Homes" Tree of life quilt. You sure did capture the colors perfect. I love it, and will Laugh EVERYTIME I see it. I might find a miniature horse to display it with.
    On my list is a Discover Pass and Hiking Shoes. Thank you Again, Ever so much.
    Laurie

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