Monday, 27 February 2012

12 trees quilted

I made this quilt from the Oakshott 12 trees kit which in turns uses the sunrise fat 8th pack which has the most glorious mix of colour as you can see from the photos.


After much umming and ahhing about quilting, I decided (i) a lot of the suggestions were fabulous but too hard for me; (ii) I am too lazy to do anything too intricate; (iii) I like to quilt at top speed so the design had to be simple; (iv) I love overall quilting and so I just wanted one design and not to divide the quilt up into sections; and (v) I was also too lazy to change the thread multiple times so chose one neutral thread (Aurifil 2326 in 50wt).  


And now it has been packed up in a box and sent off to my Mum for her birthday.  Fingers crossed she likes it.  If not, I wouldn't mind having it back.  Maybe I need to make one for myself too.

70 comments:

  1. It looks wonderful - like wind through the trees. And after all, done is best, right?

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  2. It's wonderful, I am sure she will love it and you will have to make another for you.

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  3. this is a fantastic quilt! your mom will cherish it, i am sure!

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  4. Wow! It looks amazing, I'm sure your mum will love it. The picture on the link for the kit is so dull, they should use yours! :o)

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  5. It's beautiful and I like how you've quilted it, I might quilt my giant pinwheels in a similar way. I'm sure your Mum will be absolutely thrilled with it, congratulations on a fabulous finish.

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  6. What great colors! I love the wavy line quilting...looks like the wind has blown all the leaves away!

    MGM

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  7. The quilting is lovely - looks very organic and perfect for the trees.

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  8. I love it! It looks even better quilted! Your Mum will treasure it to be sure :-)

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  9. Your quilting choice is terrific. If you're Mom doesn't like it, we'll have to have here head examined! Love this quilt.

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  10. Beautiful quilt...you made the right choice for the quilting....simple,but perfect for this quilt.....

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  11. Oh she'll love it, she'd have to, its impossible not to. It really is LUSH.

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  12. This is just gorgeous. Mum will love it so you'll just have to make another if you want one.

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  13. love it! The wavy lines are perfect and I am with you on one design!

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  14. Love the wavy line quilting, kind of like wind movement through the trees. Great job and I wouldn't plan on EVER getting it back!!

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  15. Your trees are just YUMMY!!!! great job!! Hugs

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  16. Absolutely wonderful! If I was your Mom and you sent to me, it would be going nowhere! What a lovely gift for your Mom!
    Lynne, you are so inspiring ~ I love reading your blog and seeing how you process things, thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  17. As a fan of trees in general, I have to say this is a favorite quilt. Just perfect in every way!

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  18. Your quilt is beautiful, your mum will undoubtedly adore it. Sometimes simple is best!

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  19. OMG, i love that quilt. wish i were your mom, i would love to receive one on my birthday. wish i could get the pattern somewhere here in the state.

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  20. I wouldn't hold my breath your mum won't like it:) Great choice for quilting ~ love the movement that is going on. Very organic feeling to go with the trees. I would definitely be making one of those tree quilts for myself!
    LauraT

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  21. WOW! Your mum will love the quilt.
    So summery, would look good in a conservatory or sun room.

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  22. It looks lovely and yes, make one for yourself.

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  23. Fantastic quilt; it really came out lovely. I am sure your Mom will just love it. Julierose

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  24. Beautiful! Is this a surprise for your mom?

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  25. You did a great job! I can just hear the wind through the trees, fantastic!

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  26. It looks fab, and bet your mum will seize on it with great glee!

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  27. This is amazing. You ought to add it to the Flickr Free Piecing Group.

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  28. Love this!! I am a big fan of the wavy quilting, it gives a lovely texture.

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  29. Lily Poppins
    Practically Perfect In Every Way

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  30. Lovely - to be honest the fabric is so gorgeous that simple quilting is the best idea. I would have had a very hard time giving that one away.

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  31. I also think maybe the quilt is even better in the flesh as the colours will be so gorgeous. A fab quilt and I will gladly have it if your mum doesn't like it. Here's hoping with everything crossed.

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  32. The wavy lines are a perfect choice - it's marvellous, well done! Another Goldsworthy triumph!

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  33. It looks fabulous -I think the wave is better than the straight line I suggested - looks like the branches are waving!!! She will love it!!

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  34. Oh what a beautiful quilt! I'm sure she will love it! Really wonderful pettern and lovely colours!

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  35. Just gorgeous! Now if I`d known you were a lazy quilter, I could have given you loads of suggestions LOL.

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  36. It's beautiful!! Love the lazy quilting too ;)

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  37. Love the windy day. The quilting is just perfect!

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  38. a beautiful quilt and the perfect way to hide a piece of wicker garden furniture.

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  39. Love your choice for the quilting - it looks fabulous. What colour is the thread? Is it grey or more beige?

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  40. Don't be silly - this quilt will not be coming back to you - your Mum will love it (I just hope it's well wrapped so the postie can't sneak a peak)

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  41. No, I don't think your mum will like this at all but I am sure I could put up with it.........

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  42. was it hard to piece? Could a beginner do it? I am so close to ordering he kit but it looks a bit tricky...!

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  43. I think it is a great alternative to all the other great suggestions. It looks organic and like it could be a sky or wind pattern. Perfectly suited to trees! Great job.

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  44. Wonderful quilt. you quilted it un a very nice way.

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  45. Love the finish. I've been seeing it piece by piece. The trees look amazing! =D

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  46. It looks beautiful! Your Mum will love it :)

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  47. I really love this quilt - and your honesty regarding the quilting - I agree with you on all the points you listed!

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  48. It's a beauty, Lynne! You should definitely make one for yourself. It's so gorgeous that your Mum will love it!

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  49. I am very new to quilting and I have to thank you for inspiring me to make beautiful things. I really love this blanket. I appreciate all of your hard work.

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  50. Wowzers! Fabulous! I'm sure your Mum will love it :-)

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  51. Another lovely tree quilt for your mom! It's SO artistic, Lynne! It's like something I see at a quilt museum. Beautifully contrasting colors - so eye-pleasing!

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  52. I love the solids and how graphic the design looks. Your Mom will love it and if not, you can send it to Idaho ;-)

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  54. Totally agree with your quilting choice. Great job. Your mom is blessed.

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  55. I absolutely LOVE LOVE this quilt.

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  56. Lynne, I keep returning to your blog to admire this quilt. It is stunning! I am sure your Mum was thrilled with it. Do you happen to know if I can purchase the pattern without having to buy a kit? I can't seem to track down the pattern. Best wishes, Ros.

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  57. Hello,
    I'm the designer and I sell the pattern..
    helen at raindropkites dot co dot uk
    unmunge the address to reach me..
    And I think this version is lovely.
    I've just doen the same thing in neutrals and one red, on my blog soon
    doesnotequal.blogspot.com
    Helen Howes

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  58. If your mom doesn't want it, I do!!!

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