***EDIT*** For some reason, my link at the Blogger's Quilt Festival is leading to this post - it should not be - please click on my header to see my post for the BQF, I'm working on getting this fixed. Thank you!
My newest finish.
And first, the backstory.
I had won some fabric from Mary at Quilting In The Sunshine State, bless her. Black, white and yellow - gorgeous! An idea popped into my head and I started designing. Does anyone remember the song, Lemon Tree? I believe it came out in 1962, sung by Peter, Paul and Mary. My mother played it incessantly. Or maybe it just seemed that way....anyway, I wanted to include some lyrics and make a lemon tree quilt.
I also wanted it to look like some of the artwork from the 60's - colorful and kind of sketchy. One of the fabrics reminded me of pop art, and that's the one I chose for the tree and leaves. I'm very happy with the way this mini-quilt came out, it looks just like it did in my head. How often does THAT happen!
I stitched around the applique pieces with one line of straight stitching, in black. That gave me the sketchy look I was going for. This is a small quilt, won't be washed in the machine, so that is sufficient to hold the pieces.
If you'd like to make a Lemon Tree of your own, I've uploaded a pdf file so you can. I put a warning on it - you have to print with NONE checked next to Page Scaling, or it won't come out proper size. It's a wonder I have any hair left, it took me awhile to figure that out.
I hope you like my Lemon Tree - if you do make one, I would love to see!