June 2, 2009

Twilted Trees for Twilt Tuesday

Posted in Twitter Quilts...Twilts tagged , , , , , at 9:00 AM by Shelley Swanland

TreesThe colors in this Twilt are just fabulous. I couldn’t have been happier. They just seem to glow. I plan on making a larger version of this pattern in the future.

I have wanted to try this design for a while and a Twilt is the perfect way to test it. Two different sizes of 3D triangles were used to create  “Trees” . 

Trees DetailI am reminded of the mountains and forests in the late summer or even fall.

The picture below shows what the piece looked like before I rolled the bias folds of the triangles. 3D triangles can be used without rolling the folds because they are already finished bias edges.

I often pause at the construction stage because most of my designs could be used with out the rolling. Still, the curves add another dimension and so I go ahead and roll and stitch.

Unquilted Trees WAs you read this I am on the central coast of California for the Central Coast Quilt Shop Tour. I will be demoing my technique at The Quilt Attic after nursing my adult daughter after she has her tonsils removed. Ouch!

For more info: Twitter quilts…….Twilts or see all my Twilts on my Flickr Twilts Page.



  1. jules said,

    Another stunner Shelley, I love the colours. Can’t decide if I prefer it rolled or unrolled, I would have to make 2 one of each and put them side by side for camparison!
    Oh I sooo want to call them twees, twitter is infectous!

  2. Marilyn Vredevoe said,

    Lovely- My eyes saw the colors first, and it appeared to be lamps overhead. Also, viewing it upside down or sideways makes it appear to be a different pattern. Very 3 dimensional, fun to look at. Another winner, Shelley!

  3. jessica said,

    Hi Shelley!
    Love these Trees!
    I also was first looking at the lovely colors and
    then the trees…..just like being on a nature walk!
    Enjoy Sewing!

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