Monday, April 13, 2009

Bark Challenge Inspired Tree

I have the privilege of belonging to a group called Postmark'd Art which has amazing people in it. We swap postcards. Our last swap included an "elements" challenge. We were to create a 12" by 12" piece (the first image) that looked like tree bark. The piece was then cut into 4" x 6" postcard sized pieces. Five were mailed to others who in turn sent their bark inspired pieces. In the end, everyone had 6 pieces with different techniques for bark. My piece was simply raw edged applique. I enjoyed making bark so much that I decided to try making a tree using the same process. Here is my piece. It was fun to make and the car trip to my sister's wedding reception provided the prefect opportunity for finishing it. I am also eternally grateful to the group because I know I would not have made the quilt without this challenge. It is 26" by 46". Enjoy! Karen


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