Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mosaic Tree for do. Good Stitches

Ta da!  I just finished my last bee block for this month's round of do. Good Stitches, the Love circle.  Our quilts go to needy children through Wrap Them in Love.  Anyways, here she is....

Mosaic Tree - a block for do. Good Stitches

Do you think she looks nice with the Hexagon Tree?  I do.  My little rainbow Mosaic Tree is decidedly different, but I hope they'll be friends.

Mosaic Tree & Hexagon Tree

Can I just say that I love applique?  Gosh, it makes sewing so easy!  I just cut the scraps to size, making them fit together a little like a puzzle, and then glued them on the fabric with a simple glue stick.

Applique in zig-zag

Thus stabilized, attaching them with a zig-zag stitch was a cinch.  And, with the zig-zag stitch you don't even have to stitch straight - it doesn't show!

Mosaic Pincushion

The mosaic concept was inspired by this beeeautiful pin cushion made by Corey of Little Miss Shabby.  Thanks, Corey! Such a fun way to use up those little bitty scraps =)

Bottled Rainbows

By the way, if you're interested in joining us, do. Good Stitches is always welcoming new members to our wait list. We have a few waiting, so I expect a new group will form around the end of the year. Just go over to our Flickr group and request membership.


  1. Really love how that turned out! I haven't tried applique yet! Mostly because I think most people use a special stabilizer, but a glue stick, great idea! I already have one of those! :)

  2. Love it! Great tip! I think I will try this with the children.

  3. I love that block! The mosaic look is so cute, and I have bags and bags of little bitty scraps - - - now to just get the time to try it! And I love your glass jars with color-sorted scraps - so pretty! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!!

  4. They both turned out wonderfully! I can't wait to see that quilt come together.

  5. I love the way the little mosaic tree turned out! And thanks so much for the glue stick tip--I hadn't thought about using one and that sounds so slick! =)

  6. I love that! SO CUTE--what a great use of the inspiration pin cushion--it's perfect with a tree!

  7. These are beautiful. I just found your blog via flickr and LOVE it!!

  8. This is such a great idea! I've just used the same technique to make a mosaic heart that I made into a pot holder, it turned out perfect! Thanks for the inspiraation!

  9. This is one of the great blocks...of all time!!! And a great starting point for that QAL which is calling out to me!

  10. I am new to your blog but will be back often. You have combined a few of my favorites, trees, color and mosaic! Love the project!


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