I decided that it is MY project, and if I want to change my mind, I surely can. So, I have abandoned my tree idea for the time being, and just picked another letter of the alphabet for my February Journal quilt.
I made a postcard a couple of days ago that was black with pink and green charms on it. I decided to expand that into a larger piece and this is what I came up with:
I quilted the background fabric on my longarm. The four charms were made individually and then I attached them with invisible nylon thread. It had originally intended that the "O"s would both be buttons, and the "X"s would be beads, but I realized that i would be more interesting to try to come up with different ways to represent the hugs and kisses. The bottom "O" is actually a tiny mirror that I glued in place and then surrounded with beads. What I really should have done was used beads to create a "cage" for the mirror, but I wasn’t up to that today.
Both photos are clickable, so you can view them in a larger size. The charms on this piece are about 1 3/4 inches square.