Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Four Seasons

I think it would be fun to have a Wonky-Along, but it's gonna have to wait until things settle down a bit. I do like the idea of making the same sort of house in all four seasons.
 That reminded me of this little quilt for Doll Quilt Swap 8. I had been playing with making wonky trees, but I didn't really have a concrete idea of how I would arrange them. 

The whole thing clicked for me one cold January morning as I was driving to work.  I looked at the bare trees by the side of the road and wondered how I'd make them wonky style. The tree to the right of the little house was the result. 

One thing led to another... how could I show the difference in the four seasons? What would the trees look like? How would I represent the ground?  How about the sky? Thinking, going through my stash and experimenting eventually led to this little quilt. I've always loved it, and the recipient loved it as well.


So The next wonky along will feature houses and trees.... Quilters, put on your thinking caps!

6 comments:

Judy in Michigan said...

I'm doing a happy dance here. Also, thinking...

Jean said...

Sounds like fun!

upstateLisa said...

i would love a wonky along!

Clare said...

I'll be cheering from the sidelines. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I especially like the idea of trees ... given that DH plays with wood while I play with fabric. Will be watching(and I really need to get the alphabet sampler DONE so I can play along with a clear conscience!)

Kathy said...

I'd like to join in, too. I've done a lot of liberated houses, but never trees. Looking forward to a whole lot of fun.