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.