Do you remember this picture from earlier this week?
Well, let me tell you that when I'm cutting circles, I am in my glory because something good will come out of it! (At least in my mind!) I just wish I had the patience to do something really big! Of course then I'd probably need some REALLY big buttons and then the quilt would get so heavy, it might not even stay on the wall. lol Anyway, the above picture preceded this:
I am calling it, "The Button Tree". It ended up at approximately 12 x 15". I got the idea from someone's Pinterest board, but I'm thinking that it must have originally come from Karla Gerard or another folk artist. Circle trees are quite popular in folk art (of course many of them are done a bit "duller"). Not me though! I try to find my brightest Kona cottons for my circles and then (naturally) each gets a button! How fun! I went a bit nuts with the thread changes on this one:
I sewed each of those tiny leaves on (by hand) with one stitch each and doing all those buttons was no easy task either. I placed them on each circle for color and then took a picture of them before removing them all to sew each of them on separately (again by hand, no less). For sure I need to invest in a thimble for next time! I had holes in my fingers when I was done!
If you want to see "The Button Tree" in person, be sure to visit the Houston Quilt show at the end of October. It'll be hanging in the Blumenthal Lansing Co. booth. (In case you didn't know, they're the biggest button company ever with so many fun buttons, you'd flip!)