Friday, October 12, 2018

Can You See Me Now?


This is the central part of the tree quilt. Look a bit familiar, but not quite?  It's because this is upside down from the way you usually have been looking at it.

If you have been having a hard time with this quilt, with the trees going in four directions, it helps if you look at it strictly as an abstract design of color and shape.

This is the same quilt, "right side up" and without the bottom row chopped off. I've been "fine tuning" and made a couple more yellow trees and another overlapping tree. You can find them.

The blocks on the vertical rows on either side have not been sewn together, but everything else has been. When I sew those long side chunks together, and then sewn those to the central panel, I'll flip the quilt upside down as in the first photo and design the extra row across the top (because my design wall isn't big enough).

I know I've said it before, but I am really, really, really, liking this quilt.

7 comments:

Jeane Quilts said...

Thanks for sharing your thought process. I really like this quilt top as I do most of your quilts. You have a gift. Cheers

Julierose said...

I love this quilt too--it's coming together so well due to your wonderful "eye" hugs, julierose

Jocelyn Thurston said...

This is a well balanced and very interesting piece. It makes the pumpkins I'm presently stitching look like child's play. :) Enjoyed reading your posts about "trees".

Marly said...

I love the way this is going! I've just read the whole story of this quilt from it's inception, and find it very inspirational. Thank you. This has got ideas jumping round in my head; now to put them down on paper!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I think it will be GRAND to see this quilt top draped over the table . . . you have muscled your way through a challenging design process to create something unique and truly wonderful!

Melanie said...

It’s really get beautiful. You’re right. Looking at it as an abstraction or a whole helps me cope with the trees going different directions. Do you have plans for it once it’s finished? It’s going to be done in no time.

Ann said...

I really like your arrangement. It reminds me of some applique quilts from IQF years ago that gave the perspective of looking up from the ground. Trees came up from the four corners, getting smaller towards the center. This is just a further abstraction. Congratulations on piecing your vision.