Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Forest Grows...

I am making trees.

This is how I make the tree trunks. Assembly line style.

I like these trees, and I am having fun playing with fabric combinations to make them. I originally wasn't thrilled with the orange tree trunks, but the darker ones I have made don't show up very well even though they are closer to real tree trunks.


If you look closely at the photo above you will see a red tree with a black and white trunk. In New England we have young birch trees with black and white bark (they are called Paper Birch trees). So I had to put at least one in the tree quilt.

3 comments:

Dorothy Finley said...

Fabulous ! Love the "paper bark" one especially. Always fun to put "home grown" into a quilt :-)

Quiltdivajulie said...

I had the same problem with the darker brown trunks . . . we have birch'ish trees here - not the paper birches you have, but a southern variation. They look so amazing with their striking light trunks mixed in with the oaks and pines.

Ann said...

How clever to make red trunks. And the bright yellow leaves. This will be a good project.