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    OFFICIAL—Month 4. The trees

    The trees pattern is up today. Be sure to watch the Supplement video, then the longer video before beginning. My blog will post tomorrow, April 1, with words and photos.

    Tomorrow is also the LIVE for the month, noon Central time.

    BARBARA BLACK
    Barbara Black
    Huntsville AL
    https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com
    "I am a part of all that I have met." A. Lord Tennyson

    #2
    My wool felt trees thus far. Four more to go at NSEW positions. Went with seasons theme in each quarter.
    Carole B. aka nhbaskets

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    • brigitte.wieser commented
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      Wow, Wow, Wow !!! That's the only I can say, love your quilt so much, I'm looking forward to see how you create the further buildings.

    • Bonnie E. commented
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      Your handwork is amazing. You will definitely have the most unique interpretation of the original. Those trees are so fun as they represent the season.

    • Mary L. commented
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      Awesome! I love everything that you have done, so creative!

    #3
    For the tree tops, I just made a pattern that includes the extra 1/4" at the bottom. I cut 4 layers of fabric at a time. Much faster and didn't have to use freezer paper.

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      #4
      Why do we need to have a double template for the trees?

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      • commented
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        I think she was saving paper by printing them on one page two at a time. [Unless you are referring to the double freezer paper, that's for a stronger template.]

      #5
      I'm thinking of using fusible web for the trees and will have a raw edge. I want to do a scribble stitch along that raw edge. Will I add the 1/4" to the basic pattern?

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      • Barbara B. commented
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        Why not use only a narrow strip of fusible along the lower edge of the tree top, not the entire tree top? That will allow the top edge to remain soft and easy to attach to the Outer road.

        BARBARA BLACK

      • Lisa E. commented
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        This is a great idea Karen. I was also planning on trying scribble stitch. It looks like fun and will add movement to the trees. I'm still debating on using black or green thread. Thoughts?

      • Karen commented
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        Thank you Barbara for the suggestion.

      #6
      Where do we go to get the patterns? I have not been able to find the BOM patterns since the website changed.

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      • Helen W. commented
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        Rosemary, At the top of the page Click on LEARN, on the left side of screen Click on BLOCK OF THE MONTH, Color My World comes up, scroll down to bottom and click on VIEW, then scroll down
        past Barbara Blacks picture and the rest of the months including Introduction will be there. Click on each one, and when you see DOCUMENTS that is the pattern, you can download it or view it. HelenW

      #7
      Originally posted by jester9 View Post
      Why do we need to have a double template for the trees?
      Jester9, Applique with freezer paper normally uses double layers to give a crisp edge. Besides using your fingers to fold
      over the edge. Lots of appliqué quilters put starch on the seam allowance with a small paint brush and then use the iron
      to fold the edge over the freezer paper for a crisp edge to sew on. HelenW

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        #8
        Originally posted by ziprose View Post
        Where do we go to get the patterns? I have not been able to find the BOM patterns since the website changed.
        Be sure you are logged in, go to LEARN, BOM, 2021 BOM, and under each month there is a tab for VIDEOS and a tab for DOCUMENTS. All patterns are under DOCUMENTS

        BARBARA BLACK
        Barbara Black
        Huntsville AL
        https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com
        "I am a part of all that I have met." A. Lord Tennyson

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          #9
          Originally posted by Box2wood View Post
          I'm thinking of using fusible web for the trees and will have a raw edge. I want to do a scribble stitch along that raw edge. Will I add the 1/4" to the basic pattern?
          If you want a raw edge on the bottom of the tree top, you won't add the 1/4" seam allowance along the bottom.

          BARBARA BLACK
          Barbara Black
          Huntsville AL
          https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com
          "I am a part of all that I have met." A. Lord Tennyson

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            #10
            Originally posted by HelenW View Post
            Are the large basting threads in the linen so you can get placement of your pieces?
            Thanks Helen for the kind words. The basting is to help keep the fusible pellon on the back of the linen wholecloth in place. When I first started attaching the compass, I found I was constantly battling with it. Basting has made that less of an issue. I’ve also switched to stitching sitting at a table, as there’s too much volume sitting in my wing chair. ~Carole B.
            Carole B. aka nhbaskets

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              #11
              Carole B. Here is my early attempt at a little hand embroidery. When I get done with the hummingbird, I will cut 1/4 inch away from
              the bird and use it as an applique on another background. My stylist of hand stitching leave a lot to be desire right now, but it is is fun. HelenW

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              • Carole B. commented
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                Helen, don’t sell yourself short. Wonderful job!

              #12
              Enjoying this project so much. I’m learning so much. Thank you Barbara and Wendy for the wonderful instruction!

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              • brigitte.wieser commented
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                I like the colors of your quilt, they are looking great !

              • Bonnie E. commented
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                This is great, love the colors and your trees are so great.

              • commented
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                so pretty! i was thinking about shaping the bottom of the trees as well, great idea!

              #13
              This is my finished circle.

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              • Barbara B. commented
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                Excellent, you should be proud!

                BARBARA BLACK

              • brigitte.wieser commented
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                So nice !!

              • commented
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                pretty pretty pretty!

              #14
              Originally posted by Happy-Grits View Post
              Is your project felt or wool? beautiful seasons idea.
              Thanks! I’m using 100% marino wool felt on linen. From what I understand, Wendy Williams uses this often.
              Carole B. aka nhbaskets

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                #15
                Do we press the house seams open, or just when the two houses are joined together? Thank you!

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                • Barbara B. commented
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                  I only pressed the joining seams open, not the small seams when adding sections of house together. Do whichever you prefer.

                  BARBARA BLACK
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