Wednesday, February 17, 2010

tree applique block

This block is for Melissa in my Block Swap 2 group. Based on this tutorial over at Cluck, Cluck, Sew.
 
I couldn't make it with the simple, oval leaf shapes--I made mine a tulip tree. One of my favorite trees when I was studying botany in college. One of my friends has one in her yard at her new house--lucky! I think they have a very cool leaf shape and pretty flowers too. If you were wondering, the scientific name is Liriodendron tulipifera. 
Have a great Wednesday!

16 comments:

Blue Is Bleu said...

That's so cute! Tulips are one of my favourites.

KaHolly said...

I am loving it!! Tulip trees are beautiful, and your block certainly makes the grade in my book!! So, you've got a little botany under your belt? My kind of girl! ~karen

Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly) said...

pretty!

Cas said...

This is so beautiful. I have a tree obsession. I love pics of them and art with trees in it. My favorite tree just happens to be a tulip tree...I am lucky enough to have one in my yard...my Mom planted it for me 19 years ago (I live in the home I grew up in). I love this block thank you for posting it!

Candied Fabrics said...

Love it! And thanks for reminding my about the tulip tree - we had a hughe one in our front yard growing up. It's one of the few trees whose scientific name I remember from college - OH so long ago - Liridendron tulipifera!

Lorilee said...

I love how it turned out!! I can't wait until the real tulip tree blooms!

Leslie said...

i love this!!! it is adorable. i have never seen a tulip tree before.

Miss Sews-it-all said...

It turned out very nice! My neighbor has a giant huge old tulip tree that borders our property. I love those leaves, and they are literally as big as my head!

annie2006 said...

wow looks super - such pretty shapes for a tree - i've never heard of a tulip tree before

Kelly said...

I love the changes you made!! So much character, it's lovely!

Natalia said...

I LOVE this block! It's darling. I've been staling this tutorial for quite some time now.... someday I'll make a cute tree too! :)

Pat said...

How cute your items are. Like your blog.

Rita @ Mochi Studios said...

Wow! This is so pretty! I love your tulip tree! You're so talented with applique! Thanks for the tute link too!

jaybird said...

love this!! i so want a block like this...

Scarlett Burroughs said...

I like your block so much I linked to it here

http://quilting.craftgossip.com/ta-dah-tree-applique-block-for-a-swap/2010/02/24/

Great job.

Scarlett Burroughs
Quilting Editor, Craft Gossip

Lisa Readman said...

This is my favorite tree too! I always wondered what they were. Now I know. Thanks! (The quilt block is great too.)