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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Parts Department



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.

10 comments:

Fiona said...

That parts department is really stocking up now - I like the fir trees.

Elaine Adair said...

ohhhhh - getting better and better! Love it.

meggie said...

I am really enjoying the process of this quilt,- almost as much as you must be.

I have started to design something in my head- have done the sketches, but am now trying to get the sizes right. Printer is out of ink, & is sulking!

Cheryl said...

Your granddaughters post was great to read and view! Your time looked like wonderful fun. This new quilt of yours is so creative and interesting...you made me want to break out of my safe patterns and just go for it. :-)
Looking forward to your continued progress.

Libby said...

That's an awesome looking Parts Dept.

Lois R. said...

Love the trees! There's gotta be a quote out there about a home in the woods.

Cynthia said...

all these blocks are looking good Joyce. I'm enjoying watching the progress with this quilt. Can't wait to see how you put it all together.

quiltpixie said...

wonderful collection! I love the colours and the "wonky" without being "wild"... I saw a pattern for evergreen trees today that used half square triangles going up a centre stalk, but rather than lined up from side to side the HST were staggered... it might be an interesting idea for more trees if you want to try another idea :-)

Tracey said...

Looks like you are going to have a fun quilt! The parts department concept is such a great one, I wish I had thought of it myself!

Lily said...

But I like the squarish orangey tree!

LOL Joyce it sounds like your brain is going a million miles an hour on this one :)