At first glance, it looks like I pieced together a bazillion little squares to make this card. But actually, it was made with the trimmings from my last two sets of cards (I usually make 4-6 of a kind at once) so I call it a bonus card. (One of the cards I used the trimmings from was in yesterday's blog) Sometimes I plan from the beginning to make them this way, it's a really easy way to get lots of pieces in the background with no regular seams at all. My Wildflower I card pattern has the instructions for making the background.
The birch trees are simply cut from birch tree fabric and stitched on with a narrow zig zag stitch. I normally buy fabric in 1/4 yard pieces, since my projects are small and I can have a bigger variety that way, but I bought several yards of this one. I'm very glad I did, because it has since been discontinued. My quilt shop is promising new birch tree fabric this spring! But there are plenty of other tree fabrics out there that you could use for this project.
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I am a homeschooling mom of three fun kids, who are now old enough that I have a little time to pursue my passion for sewing! After several years of making quilted cards and art quilts, I'm now designing kits and patterns. Some of them have even been in Keepsake Quilting! I teach classes at local quilt shops, and would love to do more traveling and teaching eventually. I also have many tutorials, including some on you tube. I am blessed to live in Alaska where I am surrounded by the inspiration provided by the beauty of God's creation!
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