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Mar 3, 2012

New Project.....Maybe.....Probably

As some of you may have noticed, I love to take photos of nature.
Most of the time a photo will wind up as a "header" on my blog but the photo below will possibly wind up as a small quilt. This dead tree combo is in an area in our back forty. I've passed by it many times but this time
something grabbed my attention and I snapped several shots. It has character and I love the soft background as if mist or fog is framing the area.
So I'm going to study the photo, draw out some ideas, pull out some fabrics and think/ponder some more. Whatever I do, I'll post my progress, so if you're interested in a how-to, feel free to follow along and join in the process with me. Remember, this is a learning experience and I'm learning right along with you.
This project will work for " hand and machine applique`rs," steam-a-seam-ers and any other method that works for you.  And I'm thinking that some of you advanced digitizers with those great machines could scan and digitize this photo into a program to stitch out. Now that would be really cool. I might even try that one. Now I'm really getting excited.
I'm already thinking about the perfect bark fabric..... I'm off to dig it out of my stash!!



7 comments:

Beatriz said...

Pay close attention to this spot. I can see elves live there. That is for sure! You probably have a few fairies helping you in your quilting. Now I know why it comes out so neat! Your place is really nice. Be grateful.
Beatriz

Sandra :) said...

That's a pretty cool looking tree!

When we were growing up we had a "back 40" too. Behind our yard was an old shed and an old ramshackle house (we called it the playhouse, and my little brother and I used to play there :D). Behind that was the "gravel pit", which was just a big pit in the ground, LOLOL. Behind that was a forest where we adventured for hours on end ... with a little stream that trickled and made lovely noises, and lots of trilliums and ferns. Oh my that brings back so many memories, of Brian and I spending the entire day exploring and picnicing, so very long ago (40+ years). Now it's all built over, but the memories are still lovely :)

Barb said...

I am feeling it....I can not wait to see what you come up with!!

Pat said...

It amazes me how you make a photo come to life in a quilt. I'll watch this one closely....nice photo!

Paula TheQuilter said...

Wow! what a great shot. Like the other ladies, I think there are maybe fairies or pixies there. Can't wait to see what becomes of this.

Margie said...

Looks like a very large challenge and not one I would take on but will be watching your progress.Take Care

Joanne Lendaro said...

can't wait to see what you come up with, I know it's going to be great! Very interesting subject matter, good choice.

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