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Anita M.

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PostSubject: Anita's Tree Sampler   Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:12 pm

This has been a long time wanna do for me. There are so many different tree blocks out there and thought it would be so fun  to make a quilt with many of these blocks. So.... I made a list of blocks from 3 sources. Many are 12" but some are larger or smaller. I am planning mine to be scrappy greens and white/cream. Most of these blocks have a zillion pieces and you really have to like these blocks! Anyone besides Red wanna do this with me? C'mon, it will be fun!

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Tree blocks

From Quilter's cache

Tree of life -16”
Tree of paradise -14”
Tree of Temptatin -12”
Centennial Tree -12” (Has a nice setting on page 3)
Pine Tree – 8.5x 9
Temperance Tree – 16"

From Nancy Martin Perpetual Calendar

Dec 12  Tennessee Pine 12”
Dec 11 Proud Pine 12”
Dec 3 Christmas Tree 12”
Dec 2 Tree of Life 12”
Dec 1 Pine Tree 10”
Feb 21 Cherry Tree 7.5”
Feb 22 Washington's elm 16”


From Debbie Kratovil petpetual calendar

Feb 16 Little Pine Tree 6”
Oct 28 tree of Temptation 12”
March 11 Double Tree 7.5”
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PostSubject: Re: Anita's Tree Sampler   Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:18 pm



This one is Dec 1 Pine Tree.



This is Oct 28 Tree of Temptation. But I made it the wrong size! D'oh!
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PostSubject: Re: Anita's Tree Sampler   Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:21 pm

Nice trees!
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PostSubject: Re: Anita's Tree Sampler   Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:22 pm

Thanks, Bratt!
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PostSubject: Re: Anita's Tree Sampler   Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:30 pm

I like your trees.
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PostSubject: Re: Anita's Tree Sampler   Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:29 am

Thanks, MN!
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PostSubject: Re: Anita's Tree Sampler   Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:44 am

nice, Anita!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Anita's Tree Sampler   Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:17 pm

pretty blocks Anita, I knew you always wanted to do a tree quilt, so glad you have finally started, its looking awesome

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PostSubject: Re: Anita's Tree Sampler   Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:32 pm

I admire you ladies who can put together those little bitty blocks and make them come out perfect.  Even using thangles mine didn't.....  Knuppel    Perhaps paper piecing would? 



Your tree blocks Anita are beautiful.  I love the greens your using....
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PostSubject: Re: Anita's Tree Sampler   Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:55 am



This is the one I am working on now. Not for the faint of heart. Sorry the directions are blurry.
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PostSubject: Re: Anita's Tree Sampler   Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:24 pm

As soon as my thread gets here, I'll tackle a block. Have you seen Temperance Tree?
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PostSubject: Re: Anita's Tree Sampler   Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:34 pm

Can't remember what it looks like. Similar to my pine tree block. Not too bad.
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PostSubject: Re: Anita's Tree Sampler   Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:18 am

good luck Anita, its such a pretty block

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PostSubject: Re: Anita's Tree Sampler   Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:04 am

Looks like a cool project Anita!
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PostSubject: Re: Anita's Tree Sampler   Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:49 pm

This block is just plain nasty! Hope to be done in a day or two...
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PostSubject: Re: Anita's Tree Sampler   Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:28 pm

I'm gathering my fabrics, the thread arrived Saturday, tomorrow, tomorrow, I'll draw it tomorrow, that's only a day away.
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PostSubject: Re: Anita's Tree Sampler   Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:26 pm

Red, I can give you the specs if you want.
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PostSubject: Re: Anita's Tree Sampler   Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:25 pm

Yes, please. I have two baskets of green but may have to buy some cream and white. I have solids but none with patterns.
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PostSubject: Re: Anita's Tree Sampler   Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:46 pm

Love your tree blocks Anita!

I'm going to follow along with you, will look forward to your posts!

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PostSubject: Re: Anita's Tree Sampler   Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:00 pm

Thanks! 

Red the trunk is the scariest part! The rest is easy enough to figure out. It is a 12" block. The HST finish at 1.5 ". Will  try to get the other specs for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Anita's Tree Sampler   Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:43 am

Dang it! I cut some of the pieces wrong! Of course it is that tree trunk! I cut the center strips wrongt. So Jack the ripper and I sre gonna spend some time together.

Seucs are -

Big triangles on the corners are 5-3/8" cut in half
.small white triangles are 2-3/8" cut in half.
I did all the HSTat 2-1/2 and trimmed them down to 2".
The rectangles are 2x3.5"
Trunk parts
strips are 1-11/16" x 5.5"
White triangles are 4-3/8 cut in half.
Green triangles are 3-3/8" cut in half.

Hope between this and the pic you can figure it out. Hopefully I will post a real pic soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Anita's Tree Sampler   Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:12 pm

Ta da! Done!
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PostSubject: Re: Anita's Tree Sampler   Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:19 pm

That block looks much nicer all put together than it did in 27 billion pieces on the cutting table last weekend, Anita mom!

I keep thinking the tree sampler would look cool in winter/snow colors or fall colors too...
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PostSubject: Re: Anita's Tree Sampler   Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:03 pm

Anita your blocks are coming along nicely!
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PostSubject: Re: Anita's Tree Sampler   Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:15 pm

It looks good to me Anita.  Isn't this the way its suppose to look?   NO way could I work with those tiny little blocks... I admire you ladies that can. 



I "might" be able to do it if it were paper pieced.  But that would be the only way.
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