Trees and Gnomes

A year ago (about November 2020) I started drawing and making stamps of gnomes and critters. 

I used them to print a few holiday cards to mail to friends.

In December I saw a quilt pattern for a tree quilt. The pattern, Plant Worry Grow Hope, was written by quilter Kitty Wilkin. A portion of the proceeds were going to The Trevor Project. I decided the trees and my gnomes belonged together.

Some of the patterns were paper pieced foundation. . .

. . . and some were a combination of foundation pieced and applique.

After putting some together, I played with layouts.

I printed a bunch of gnome and critter blocks to fill in blanks.

Printed blocks drying on my cabinet.
After printing I colored them in with Posca pens.

More layouts

Finally a layout which I stitched together.

Next I worked on a border. I didn't like so much white. . .

. . .so I changed it to mostly greens.

And then a border of white around the green.
The completed top sat on my ironing board for 6 months or more.

And finally I got it quilted!

Now it's ready to give away!


This project is precious. I marvel at your gnome rubber stamps. Fun!

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