Monday, March 25, 2013

3D tree quilt to share

Today I'm sharing a art quilt that I made for this month's challenge.
The challenge theme was coffee or tea, then why did I do a tree?
Well here is my thought process...
I was thinking that the other participants were going to go with tea pots and cups or coffee.
So here is my spin on the challenge, the background fabrics were all tea dyed.  Some of the teas were raspberry, peach and black tea.  I have to tell you when I was pressing the quilt it smelled yummy!

Here is a side view to show you how the tree bark was curved.


The leaves were made from Tyvek, stitched and melted with a craft heat gun.  Then the tough part was attaching them to wire!  At first I was hand sewing them to the wire, but gave up and used E6000.

I wanted to show you the tree was felted with brown craft felt, brown velvet, sari silk, quilting fabric, wool roving and yarn scraps.  I have to tell you the bark was a BLAST to make.
But when you peak into the tree hole, you see paper music score.  That paper crafter or should I say that mixed media inner artist in me could not resist.
I will post more pictures about the challenge on Thursday so you can see what the rest of the group did.  Until then go get crafty!


  1. This is beautiful! I love it. I think it's a very clever, creative interpretation of a coffee or tea theme.



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