Week 17/2020: What’s on my design wall?

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So, we have made more trees. The novelty of picking fabrics has worn off a bit so I’ve also added some of my own combinations. To a couple of pieces I’ve added a bit of white and silver fabric so they became large enough to turn them into rectangles. When I’m happy with the composition, I’ll have to find a way to piece all these differently sized pieces together. The gaps will be filled with white and black fabrics. I’m having fun so far.

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April 24, 2020

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Emmely Treffers

About Emmely

I am a sewing enthusiast from the Netherlands. I live in the Leiden area with my husband and two daughters and I am currently working as a senior researcher in molecular virology. With my quilting patterns and sewing blog I want to infect as many people as possible with my love for sewing.

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12 Comments

  1. katechiconi

    I love the randomness of the colours and shapes. I hope you’ll be able to retain that in the assembled piece, so it’s like a natural forest instead of a plantation!

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    • Emmely

      Oh, the plantation look is definitely not what I am after! I fear I may end up sewing some Y-seams…

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      • katechiconi

        Yes, I do foresee one or two of those in your future! Unless you can follow some sort of log cabin construction process?

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        • Emmely

          Hmm, interesting idea…. maybe I can combine some assembly methods. I dismissed the construction challenges as I was making the trees as “that’s a problem for future Emmely”. I suppose I now am future Emmely…

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  2. marissthequilter

    I can see you are having fun — this is delightful. It is going to make a lovely bright forest quilt

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    • Emmely

      I think it will be perfect for a child’s room with all the different prints and fabrics and I’ll be able to look at it often so I hope it will continue to bring joy.

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  3. tierneycreates

    Oh my goodness – your trees volume has grown! They look wonderful and so colorful! Oh to connect them together you could border each block with a fabric and then cut them all the a uniform size. To keep it interesting you could trim each block (use more fabric then you need when you border) to an off kilter trim.

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    • Emmely

      I have started assembly and am going down the jig saw route. I am trying to find pieces that seem to fit well together to create larger units that can then be fitted together as well. I create even more trees as needed to fill up some gaps. I want to avoid a seam that goes all the way from top to bottom or left to right. This means I am going to do the much dreaded Y-seams, which after I tried one turned out not to be scary at all! Major revelation. I think this is exactly what my brain needs right now. A bit of a puzzle challenge to keep my mind from thinking too much about other things that I have absolutely no control over.

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      • tierneycreates

        That sounds like an awesome idea – cannot wait to see how it comes out! Conquer those Y seams πŸ™‚

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        • Emmely

          I will! Actually already looking forward to them! :-O

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    • Emmely

      Thank you!

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