Tree Applique Block

 

As I said in my last blog, my mind and body have gone outside!  As the leaves on the trees begin to unfurl, I’m looking forward to the shade they provide. The Dragonfly Garden on the south side of our house is in the sun all day long. But right on the edge of the garden, there is our Fairy Forest. Often, after toiling in the garden, I wander off to sit in the shade of the Fairies’ trees. This little applique reminds me of the trees and shade that soon awaits me! This applique was designed for a 6″ x 6″ block but can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. The pattern for the Tree Block Applique is available in here and our FREE Applique Pattern section. Enjoy!  

Kimara

9 Comments

  1. OMG How in the world do you get your stitches to look so neat? I would say they look like they were done on a machine. I don’t mean that in a bad way, they are just so perfect. Everything I do looks homemade! I adore the little flowers. I have a little jumper I just made my daughter and this will look great on the chest. It’s very plain. If you have any suggestions on how you get your stitches so evenly spaced, I’d love to hear them. Thanks for an inspiring blog. I stop by often.

    1. Although the best way to improve your stitches is just making tons of them (trust me, I have years and years of experience doing this) there are a couple of things you can do to help. After you cut your felt out with the pattern, decide how deep you want your stitches. Depending on how big my project is, I usually make mine between 1/8" and 1/4". Then mark and trim that amount off the paper pattern you used to cut out your felt piece. If you’re working with straight edge pieces you can just mark them with a ruler. Using a chalk/wax pencil meant for marking fabric, place the paper pattern piece on top of the felt piece you cut out, and trace around it. You will now have a seem marked that keep your stitches the same depth. As for spacing, using a pencil, go around the stitching line you just made on piece, and make small dots on the line where you want your stitch to be. You can measure these or just eyeball it. Then, start stitching, making sure you keep the tension the same. I use my left hand to hold the just made stitch while I make my new one with my right. Holding the previous stitch stops the stitch from loosening up. Like I said, after you do this a lot, you will get the feel for it, but I’ll still mark a piece if it’s giving me problems or if I’m all thumbs the day I’m working on it. Hope that helps! 

  2. I am a fan of your site and LOVE your appliques. You’ve made another simple but beautiful design. Thanks for a great site.

  3. Aww, I love it! I’ll be linking. And I agree with everyone, your stitches are so neat!

  4. This has a real summery feel to it. Here is the Midwest it seems like it’s taking forever this year!

  5. This is very cute, thanks for sharing the pattern Kate

  6. This is just the cutest thing ever! I’d really like to learn how to make these and put them together in a quilt. The detail is superb, and is just too cute. Flowers with clouds would be cute too! You could even do little fish. I don’t usually like felt, but this looks great. Thanks!- Kendra

  7. Muito obrigado pelas aplicau00E7u00F5es. Elas su00E3o maravilhosas.
    Thanks for aplique.They are wonderful!
    Sorry! My English is ugli.
    Blue kisses

    1. Thank you Maria. And your English is quite respecitable 🙂

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