I can’t say “happy trees” with out thinking of Bob Ross. I loved watching his show when I was little. I couldn’t wait for Saturdays so I could watch his show on PBS. Yeah, I was a weird kid who preferred Bob Ross over cartoons!
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I wanted to try something fun and whimsical for my block. I made a little sketch on paper then designed my applique template using Adobe Illustrator. I could have used my EQ6, but some things are just quicker in a program that I have been using for over 10 years. I decided to use fun prints for the trees but wanted to do something special for the main tree. I’ve never tried crazy piecing but decided to try it out for the this project.
I pulled lots of green scraps out of the scrap bin and just started piecing. I continued until I had a pieced fabric that was slightly larger than the oval needed for the main tree.
Then I treated it like a regular piece of fabric and applied fusible web to the back and applied it to my block. Then I picked out fun Fall-ish looking fabrics for the other trees. I’ll be turning my little block into a small pillow for an armchair in my living room.
The spider right in the center of the green tree was a complete fluke but I love that it looks like it was meant to be there hanging off the tree branch.
So I have this drafted up as an applique template but there are absolutely no instructions (at this point) on how to applique. Basically it’s a line drawing. If you know a thing or two about applique and would like to win a copy of the pattern (as it stands at this point) leave me a comment. I will pick 10 winners to receive a copy of the “Happy Trees” pattern. I will pick the winners one day after the end of the Blog Hop (on Thursday October 11th.)
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