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Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Crimson Forest


Here is the next and almost last version. I have not sewn down the light tree, the front bushes or the falling leaves. The blue jay is still paper but Rose Marie has kindly offered to send me a couple of fabric Jays. That solves one problem nicely. The orange bushes looked like fire at first but I think the yellow and green leaves have helped. I'll also use a dark thread to put some branches and shadows in. I will be doing a lot of thread work on this one. I want to make half of the tree row below the hills look like a reflection and I hope I can do that with thread.

I am getting a bit tired of working on this landscape so for a bit of relief, today I cut out 25 blue squares to make a duvet cover. They will be 15 inches finished and then I'll put on a border to make it the right size. I am in the mood for some mindless, straight sewing. It will need a zipper but zippers hold no terror for me. I have sewn thousands into garments, at least it seems like thousands. I found a long zipper at the thrift store awhile ago and have been saving it for the next duvet cover.

17 comments:

dot said...

Very nice, I like your trees. You are very creative. Enjoy the mindless sewing. Sometimes we just need that.

Quilt Pixie said...

this landscape should be a great piece to do extensive thread work on...

Toni said...

I love this quilt...you are very creative. I am glad I have met you in blogland and can see your quilts as you do them. Thanks for sharing Toni

ROZ said...

Well, it takes my breath away!

Hedgehog said...

This is gorgeous!!

Lynda said...

Your landscape is looking fantastic! The orange leaves look wonderful, and really add some motion and depth to the quilt. Looking forward to seeing it with lots of thread work.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

beautiful. you've done a great job. the colors are wonderful.

julieQ said...

Lovely!

JulieQ

Andrea said...

This is stunning ! I have loved seeing this evolve - you are very clever Joyce. Is this for you or a gift ?

Nellie's Needles said...

It's wonderful ... it's getting "there".

carmel said...

That's beautiful mum! i love how the light tree looks like a birch bark... it really looks like fall in canada...maybe out west or northern ontario? anyway, i think it looks fantastic...well done!
xo
carm

meggie said...

It really is fantastic. I too love the birch tree. It is going to be very special when it is finished.

Sarah Nopp said...

The lettering along the edges ties it very nicely. I don't think I would worry about fiery-ness. It looks amazing from where I am standing.

Cascade Lily said...

Joyce wow wow wow wow! It's looking fabulous! It's gorgeous. Can see why you need some relief from that full-on work. And a good start on your duvet cover too!

Clare said...

That is so so gorgeous. I adore it. I agree with you. After intense sewing and cutting for days on end, a bit of mindless sewing is a good thing.

Rose Marie said...

It's great and the colours are so vibrant!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

What a gerat job you've done Joyce. It's funny, I don't have any desire to do a landscape quilt, but I really admire them when I see them. All those tiny letters too - fabulous.