Sunday, December 14, 2008
Contemporary Christmas Trees?
Does this look at all like Christmas? Could we stretch the definition of a Christmas tree and see 2 trees here? There is a lot of red and green. OK, you may have to stretch the definition of red.
This quilt started with a piece of fabric Peggy Erlich put on our guild give away table. It called my name and went home with me.
The design is all done with fabric I dyed or painted. Often when I have left over bits of hand dyed and painted fabric I will fuse them to a large piece of Wonder Under. I then have ready to use fabric when I want to do a fused quilt.
When I am in Florida I tend to work smaller and do a lot of fused work. I prepared the base to work on for this quilt and intended to do a design with circles. Why can't you see any circles in this quilt?
When I am designing this way I start by picking up a piece of fabric that appeals to me and my scissors. I let the scissors direct my cutting. It works and saves a lot of time trying to make a decision. I continue looking at what I have done and add more to it. The scissors didn't want to do circles that day with that fabric. I may put it aside and work on it for several days or I may finish it at one sitting. This was a several day project.
I think of this quilt as a very happy quilt.
At the present time the title is Quilt 315.
Of course we think of stars at this time of year. The star in this puzzle is a unique star with 7 points. It is another design I created with Corel Draw as a quilt inspiration.