|Autumn Birches by Cathy Geier for RJR Fabrics featuring Danscapes by Dan Morris|
Hi there! Since you've reached my page here, let me tell you what it is all about. These are LARGE HUGE high resolution photographs to help YOU make this quilt. They are intended to go along with the project pattern's written instructions and are not 'stand alone' step by steps.
The GOOD news is that this pattern is FREE from RJR as a download from their site. Just follow the link and download it if you like the pattern.
Feel free to print out these photos if you like, or if you have a viewing device in your sewing room, you might be able to see more details from the photos here then on the actual paper pattern.
These photos follow the steps you see written on your pattern. Have fun!
|Step 1 Creating the background.|
|Step 2. Gluing, pinning and sewing the bottom over the top.|
|Step 3. Messy cut green leaves. Print this out as a template if you need to - this picture can be printed out as full size. (It should fill and 8.5 x 11 inch piece of paper.)|
|Step 4. Messy cut light golden leaves. Use the BACK side of this fabric. Print this out as a template if you need to - this picture can be printed out as full size. (It should fill and 8.5 x 11 inch piece of paper.)|
|Step 5. Messy cut orange leaves. Print this out as a template if you need to - this picture can be printed out as full size. (It should fill and 8.5 x 11 inch piece of paper.)|
|Step 6. Arranging the patches. Use the Right side of the green patches on the bottom of the landscape and the WRONG side of the green patches at the top. Don't bother filling up the bottom 4-6 inches.|
|Step 7. Cutting out the birch tree trunks|
|Step 8. Shading the left side of each tree trunk with light gray markers.|
|Step 9. Shading with darker gray markers after Step 8.|
|Step 10. Don't use the darker gray on the thicker tree trunks.|
|Step 11. Draw a line down the left side of each tree trunk.|
|Step 12. Use an Ultra Fine Point marker to add horizontal lines and texture to the tree trunks.|
|Step 13. Add black splotches.|
|Closeup of the finished tree trunks. Look close and you can see where I colored over some of the black splotches with the white fabric marker.|
|Step 15. Fussy cutting red leaves.|
|Step 16. Arranging skinny tree trunks and red leaves.|
|Close-up to help you see how to put the leaves and trunks together.|
|Step 18. All the skinny tree trunks and red leaves are glued down.|
|Step 19. Continuing to add tree trunks and foliage to the foreground. Add some messy cut patches from the light golden leaves - the RIGHT side over the top of the SKINNY tree trunks.|
|Step 20. Cutting off an angled corner from the remaining piece of cream fabric.|
|Step 21. Arrange and glue down skinny branches.|
|Step 22. Round off thick branch ends.|
|Step 23. Adding U shaped curved splotches under the branches which grow from the tree trunk centers.|
|Step 24. Shade the underside of each branch with a black marker.|
|Step 25. Scuff up the branches a bit - LIGHTLY - with the black marker.|
|Step 26. Finished design. Time to sew!|