Archive for June, 2014

Barefoot Earth Tales – Folk Art Tree Quilt

June 16, 2014

My son and I started this after reading a book called “Barefoot Earth Tales” a few years ago.
I pulled it out last week. I think the crab apple tree blossoming and the rains lately and all the green that is around has built up my desire to work on this.

A little diversion

We still have these trees to create out of fabric.

My son's designs for the trees.

I did make an album in Flickr with all the pics I have taken of this project so far.

I have also been putting together two galleries of trees that I think are so amazing from Flickr.

Gallery II 

and Gallery I

I divided out the Tree of Life photos I like and put them into their own Gallery. I would imagine most quilters have a life list of quilts they would like to make. The Tree of Life is on my list!

 

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Spinning round and round

June 15, 2014

I have wanted to start this for so long
I am very excited about a new quilt I started on May 25th – It is an idea that has been in my head for a few years now.

Spiraling

I'd like to focus on lilacs and lily of the valley
I am going to follow the colorwheel with  blue – purple- red – orange – yellow- green – and back to blue

Are you starting to feel dizzy?

Red is the easiest color to work with. I seem to have a lot of red fabrics.  I pulled the orange fabrics I have and tried to sort them by the orange fabrics that were darker with red tones to the ones that have more of a yellow tone to them.
I intend to have the music fabric on the lower side and then on the top.

Really, I do need to get ready for work!

I don’t know if you can see it yet but the top and bottom of the light spiral is in cream tones the sides have more white.

I am hoping this will give it more depth.

A stash find. Guess what I am thinking?

On June 6th I was able to go outside for a while and cut a few more strips of fabrics.

This is so exciting!

It is wonderful to be outside this time of year.