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.