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Monday, January 15, 2007

Trees are Done!


Whew! I am pretty tired of doing trees but I think I have enough to go around the quilt. This is turning out to be a medallion type quilt. I have pretty well decided to retire the checkered piece to the Parts Department for later use, but it will stay in place until I find something I like better. Today I finished the triangle border, which took almost no time. They are very fast if you string piece them and you can be as sloppy as you want as long as they cover the base rectangle,because they are all supposed to be slightly different sizes. Lol. My type of quilting! Then I did a lot more trees. I got so tired of all the tiny piecing that I made some from fussy cut prints and they turned out quite well. The center bottom one on the pink and blue background is a bit square for my taste but I like the way it looks like a shadow on the ground. I ran out of the darker pink so I had to use a lighter piece. I want to try it with a water looking piece eventually. That's the great thing about this kind of piecing. You discover all sorts of things by accident.
I still have to arrange the trees and try to get them all the same height so I can make them into a border. I also noticed when I looked at the photo, that part of the pink triangle border is on upside down. Good thing it's only pinned to the design wall.

16 comments:

Linda said...

wow!...i LOVE the way your quilt is looking...can't wait to see it finished :-)

paula, the quilter said...

I like the checkerboard there! Do you have a bit of a smaller sized checkerboard that would work? Maybe the size of the squares is overwhelming it. The polka dots look good out on the edge too.

quiltpixie said...

I love the shadow from the tree -- what a wonderful idea!

Libby said...

Don't let the checkerboard go -- it looks good -- a nice rest from the colors.

Mary said...

I love the village quilt and I would KEEP the checkerboard border.

Tracey said...

Its looking great. I have to agree with the other comments about keeping the checkerboard.

dirtylittleslurry said...

i like the checkerboard too - very child like and fun... kinda like a road or a sidewalk in between the houses and trees... i need to have another kid so we can get our hands on that one! haha

Clare said...

I agree with the chequerboard comments. Keep it. It breaks it up.

Cynthia said...

your quilt is looking better and better each time you post a new photo. Love watching the progress on it.

Molly said...

I agree about the great things you learn when you goof! It happens to me a lot. First you thinks "Rats!"[or worse...]but you look again and start to smile. Why do your trees all have to be the same height? Have you looked out your window lately? Looking forward to the finished article...

Faith said...

I was so excited when I saw your quilt in progress oh the design just screams at you, it's great with such funky dory trees and houses and the borders whoooppeeee they are awesome can't wait to see this finished

pamina (laurence) said...

What a wonderful village, I love all these houses and trees !

Lucy said...

Wow , what a inspiration !! Great Job

May Britt said...

Your village is so amazing. I love it. I made one house quilt, but it is still not quilted. Perhaps I should find it and do something with it now. Yours did inspire me now.

Finn said...

Your houses, trees and their surroundings are just great! You really took off and ran with this one Joyce! Just love it! Hugs, Finn

Samantha said...

The colors in this are gorgeous, and I must say, Ilike the checkered piece!