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Saturday, March 17, 2012

It’s Where I Live – A Closer Look, Tree Topography

For the last ‘Closer Look’ of the ‘It’s Where I Live Challenge’ we’re going to take a closer look at the piece I created – Tree Topography.  ENTRY:  Tree Topography - Project QUILTING, Season 3, Challenge 5

Tree Topography

I live on Kroncke Road, Poynette, WI
so my three colors were
'P'ersimmon (shades of Persimmon...of course I had to go with Persimmon - my daughter's name is Persimoni!)
Browsing flickr for some inspiration I came across some topography quilts - as soon as I saw one I knew this was what I had to do! Not only is it perfectly fitting for the 'where I live' theme but I used to be a civil engineer and my husband is a land surveyor. PERFECT! Topo Map - Tree Topography - Project QUILTING, Season 3, Challenge 5To make it even better - we had a topo map of our orchard from when we built out house. I had to use 14 different fabrics to create the topo of our land and I used reversed applique layer 3 -Tree Topography - Project QUILTING, Season 3, Challenge 5both reverse appliqué and raw edge appliqué to create the look you see.
WIP - Tree Topography - Project QUILTING, Season 3, Challenge 5
When I was done with the topo portion of the quilt I looked at it the long way and I saw a tree trunk forming for me in the higher contours. I just couldn't shake that feeling that this piece wanted to become a tree. And so I listened to it and I'm super happy that I did!
I used brown thread for the appliqué and then two different shades of orange for the free motion quilting of the tree and contours. I added a bit of copper metallic thread to the tree just to add a touch of sparkle.
I am beyond happy with this piece!
This piece measures approximately: 28.5" x 14.25"Tree Topography - Project QUILTING, Season 3, Challenge 5

The next and LAST Project QUILTING Challenge goes up tomorrow at NOON!  It’s not too late to get into all the fun – great prizes and the Grand Prize is AMAZING!

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