|Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2013 Block 2|
|Block 2 prior to embellishments|
|Fence and Cherry Tree|
The fence seam was my next addition. I used a thicker (5 or 8) cotton floss to stitch a buttonhole seam. Then I made individual stitches over each of the "posts" to create the fence.
For the cherry blossom tree, I made the trunk using another Edmar Boucle floss in a variegated brown and the tutorial for Easy, Breezy Trees found on the Shaw K L Designs Blog. The cherry blossoms were created using three strands of a pink variegated floss and lots and lots of French knots. (I began by adding "blossoms" around each branch and then continued adding them until I thought my husband would stop telling me the trunk was too big for the tree - lol!) A few green straight stitches of "grass" at the base of the trunk completed the tree.
|Distant Tree and Dandelion Hillside|
I toyed with the idea of adding birds to the sky, but I really liked the simplicity of the block as it was, with my eye drawn to the rose vine along the garden wall.
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