Thursday, December 9, 2010

I Love Trees.............




I love trees, so I jumped at the chance to make another tree quilt. My Mom was admiring a quilt on my web site, so I decided to make something similar for her birthday. I've been experimenting with dyeing and painting sheer fabric, so decided to use some on this particular piece. With a combination of thermofax screens and brushes, I created a piece of fabric to use as an overlay for the background piece of my quilt.

I used pieces of the sheer fabric, over hand dyed green fabric for the background. For the trees, I painted birch like characteristics on beige silk fabric.Before attaching the leaves, I stitched the background and trees. Once the background stitching was complete, I attached the leaves and stitched them down. A bit of bead embellishment was the finishing touch for the quilt.
And, since we're on the subject of trees............. Have I mentioned that I love trees? While visiting family in Pennsylvania, the sunshine on the trees caught my eye. I had to grab my camera and head outside to capture the light filtering through the branches.


I also love dogs...........Bailey is patiently waiting to go back in the warm house.

4 comments:

Rita said...

Hi Nancy, Your quilt is beautiful. I'll bet your Mom will be totally thrilled. OK - you've been holding back on me - who's Bailey? He's adorable. Could he be a rival for my affection for Truggur? Rita

Rita said...

Oops - I misspelled Tryggur...hope he's not mad.

susan christensen said...

I love the photos of leaves - and what a sweet dog!! Your birches are so figurative, thanks for sharing. I smile!

Nanc said...

Thanks, Rita! My Mom loves it, and has it hanging on her wall. Bailey is my sister in law's dog. She's so cute, and I loved the pose she was in when I took the picture! Tryggur was very happy to get out of the kennel!

Susan, Thanks for visiting, and the nice comments!