Wednesday, January 10, 2007
I made more trees for the forest. The spruce looking trees are from Freddy and Gwen's book. The round ones are from a paper piecing pattern I saw in a quilting magazine but I didn't paper piece them. I just free formed them and then cut them into rectangles at the end. I like the green one in the middle the best,probably because of the way the grass turned out. The bottom orange one is a bit square looking for my taste. I want to make some more that are more wonky, now that I know how to make them.
We took a drive to Killarney (yes, there is a Killarney here in Manitoba, and most of my kids live in Miami, Manitoba) and there I got some black and white fabric. It is in the zig zag piece. The dots were in my stash. I prefer the dots and I'll be looking for some stripes in black and white too. I took the pastels off the design wall but they are not forgotten. I am thinking of a medallion style with the houses in the middle surrounded by the trees. I'm not sure if the baskets will get used on this one. I am trying to come up with a quotation to do in wonky letters. So far I have thought of "In the jungle, the quiet jungle, the lion sleeps tonight." I'm not sure how I would arrange that and at first I thought that it wouldn't do because there is no lion in the picture. Then I realized it is because he is sleeping! Of course, in the unlikely event of finding sleeping lion fabric, I would make a house for him. Unless I can figure out how to make one from fabric. Stay tuned.