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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Snowy Tree


Here is a fir tree laden with snow. At least that's what it's supposed to be. It is snowing again here so I certainly know what they look like. I have decided to add a few pictures to my winter words just to fill in some of the blank spaces. I will also try folded snowflakes with fused fabric. I think I better practise a bit with paper first though. I haven't done one of those since I retired from teaching.

Here is the weather forecast for tomorrow.
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries in the morning. Clearing in the afternoon. Blowing snow giving near zero visibility at times in the morning. Wind northwest 40 km/h gusting to 60. Temperature falling to minus 21 in the afternoon. Wind chill minus 34.
Yikes!

16 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

I like the tree. I wouldn't have thought to do it with strip piecing.

paula, the quilter said...

Here's a hint. Fold and draw your snowflake on paper, copy the drawn lines to the other wedges of the folded paper by using the window or a lightbox (if you used a lighter paper this is easier) and staple it to your white fused fabric. Place this package on your cutting mat, cut out the drawn snowflake using an xacto knife. This is the way I did that garden gate wall hanging. It is a lot easier, IMHO.

Katie said...

I sure don't miss any of that snow and cold. I have a spare bedroom and welcome guests here in the sun and fun. When should I expect you?

Quilt Pixie said...

the tree is great... Given the wind we're seeing tonight there wont be much left on those trees though it'll all be up in the air dropping visability and in my walkways! :-)

dot said...

Very interesting abstract tree, but I like it. It will go well with your winter quilt.

Darcie said...

Let's hope that they don't get this one right, either!

I love your tree! That is just how the silhouette of those staturely, straight, aged ones look like. Very cool!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Yikes alright! That's cold. I am going to put the forecast here on mine.

atet said...

The tree is great -- as for the forcast -- here's mine:

Chance of quilting and piecing tomorrow. Staying inside and warm a definite :0).

Clare said...

Our -4° doesn't compare to your -21°! Keep warm. Your trees are really graphic - brilliant!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

That is one groovy tree!!!...and 33 celcius here today...don't worry, you will be in it soon! Tracey

The Calico Cat said...

pretty tree - is it "free pieced?"

Judy said...

Love your tree!
By the sounds of the weather report you won't be going out anywhere.

xo

Libby said...

Looks just like a tree with snow laden branches to me! After reading your weather report, I am reminded to not whine about needing to slip on a sweatshirt in the morning . . . cold is all relative. Stay warm inside *s*

katelnorth said...

Guess I should stop complaining that it's down to freezing here. Minus 31 - Brrr!

paula, the quilter said...

Hey Joyce! Look what I found! This is another possible way to do snowflakes: http://suebleiweiss.typepad.com/sueb/2007/12/no-reverse-appl.html

meggie said...

You certainly have got winter with a vengeance!
I love that snowy tree!