Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Slowly but surely my tree quilt is coming together, half an hour here, half an hour there...


I've had so much fun just picking colours randomly, cutting out triangles without measuring, with scissors and no ruler; generally just making it up as I go along and not worrying too much about tree size or colour schemes or it all fitting together...

I decided to tackle the layout of the trees pieces in exactly the same way. I separated them out into big and small trees, mixed them up and then layed them out in a line with my eyes closed. I swapped a few round when two colours the same were next to each other, but I just tried not to think about it too much. I should work like this more often I think, because I think I over plan things far to much, sometimes to the extent that I never even get started.


Anyway, I sewed some extra bits onto the trees that were smaller, then sewed them into strips, then sewed the strips together. Done! Now I just need to decide on a colour for a border, and a colour for the back of the quilt. Green, brown or blue? Or perhaps just a random combination of all three?!

ps. I did take more pictures of the whole thing, but they just came out so awful I couldn't bear to post them, but when the daylight returns for longer than 1o minutes I be ready with my camera :)

9 comments:

liZZie said...

I enjoyed reading this post so much because I completely get where you're coming from. I did something similar with what I do and now this 'organic' fluid creativity is my preference and is what makes for originality, ones own signature way of working, so good for you taking the plunge! And good for you again enjoying it! The quilt is splendid. x

hazeljoy said...

love it

Gracia said...

Trees! Many trees! Your quilt is sure to look wonderful when finished.

LornaSmithStudio said...

I love your quily...gorgeous design and I know what you mean about thinking too much. I do it all the time. can't wait to see the finished article.
Thank you for your reply about the sewing machine. I'll get a new needle in the new year and figure it all out.
L XX

liZZie said...

Hi, me again. This week I was awarded a blog award, my first, and asked to pass it on. May be this isn't the sort of thing you like, but I wanted you to know that I was sincere in choosing your blog to be a recipient.

hansaarts said...

Hi Sarah - this is turning out to to be a beautiful quilt. I cant wait to see the whole thing.
-Bhavna

acornmoon said...

The quilt is coming along beautifully, I like your choice of fabrics and I love the fact that you are just getting stuck in rather than following a pattern.

Maybe we will see fabric books next?

Anna said...

That quilt is beautifyl- I like how you tried not to plan it too much... its little quirks are what makes it lovely :)

ReminisceHeirlooms said...

Your tree quilt is lovely. :)