Monday, April 22, 2013

Over a Year in the Making

but finally finished!


I found some of the original batik for the binding. 
Yay!
There are advantages to being a scrap/fabric hoarder!
I'm calling it the "Tree of Life" and it measures in at at a heavy 17 1/2" x 20"!

Thank you for all the wonderful comments and encouragement...I really appreciated it last week!
It feels good to get another WIP/UFO completed and ready to hang up!

I'll be sending Rett an email to let her know that halfway around the globe, her creativity, genius and artwork continues to inspire me!
Thank you.  Thank you, Rett!

Onto another project.


For scale, I placed my umbrella next to a pattern I took to Staples and had blown up by 200%!
LOL
Go big or go home!


Another machine-pieced, hand-appliqued scrap hexie in the middle of auditioning scraps which became this:



that will be the center of my new project.

Linking up with
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In a world gone horribly wrong sometimes, it is nice to have somewhere to go for a little light, beauty and kindness.
Join us this week!


 




23 comments:

  1. This looks fabulous Dee, simply breathtaking. Thanks also for the link to Rett's work - another Australian!
    Your new project looks intriguing....

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  2. You finished it and it is marvelous!! I definitely agree on your last statement about somewhere to go for a little light,beauty,and kindness.:) Too,too many ugly things in the world today:(

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  3. What a wonderful finish, Dee ! congratulations on hanging in there on a tough project !

    I didn't follow this one from the beginning, so I don't know.........was this a quilt that you duplicated, or was it ever only a beautiful painting?

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  4. Love all your goodies! It is indeed a nice place to go with all the strife going on around us.

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  5. Your "Tree of Life" is just stunning - a wonderful piece of art!

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  6. Can't wait to see it Dee! It's beautiful!!!! See you Friday.

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  7. Your Tree of Life is beautiful! I love the happy colors in your little hexie.

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  8. Beautiful wall hanging! Absolutely stunning.

    And the little hexie is pretty adorable too...

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  9. This is so gorgeous - what a wonderful project!!

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  10. What a sweet little hexies and your tree is incredible.

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  11. I love your tree of life, it's beautiful! your hexies are adorable also :)

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  12. What a beautiful quilt. Your interpretation of your inspiration is perfect!

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  13. Yay! Your Tree of Life turned out so great! I can't wait to watch your next project come together :-)

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  14. Turned out GorGeous! Such a beautiful and striking quilt!

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  15. is this Staples print on blueprint paper? what a brilliant idea for enlarging. I can hardly wait to see what you are making with those intricate pieces.

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  16. The Tree of Life turned out so beautifully. And I'm in love with that bright, cheery hexagon project in the wings!

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  17. Your tree of Life is a work of art. Wonderful/

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  18. WOW! What an incredible amount of work! It's amazing, kudos to you!

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  19. Love the little hexie block! And your Tree of Life is beautiful.

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  20. The Tree of Life is an awesome art quilt! It will be a bright spot in whatever room you hang it in. Love the peek at things to come, too ~
    :-}pokey

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  21. a year is just a bunk in the tree ring of life, :) It is so beautiful, you must be proud

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  22. Your Trees of Life is beautiful - I have admired these prints on Rett's blog for a while. Lovely to have your own quilt of them.

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