Monday, February 16, 2009

Maybe the End is in Sight??

I'd have to look in the calendar books where I track my progress on fiber projects to find out how long ago I started this quilt. I'd bet money it was 2007 at least. But I am seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

Today I got the facings completely sewn on. The quilt itself is slightly smaller than the tree- an effect I think I am liking. The top branches stick up above the quilt about 1/2", and the roots dip down below the bottom, The entire right edge also extends beyond the edge of the quilt.

I still have to add some quilting lines to the tree, and then the final push, the leaves. I did find Jeans Stitch in brown, so now it is just a matter of finding the energy and time.

Seen up on the design wall, finished edges make a world of difference. And, I can get a better handle on how the quilting will look when it is hung.

This quilt is large enough that I need to move the table in the wet studio to get an unobstructed photo. Not happening tonight!

We are bracing for another snow storm tomorrow, the same storm that has been hammering California. At least it has been warm enough the last couple of weeks that the snow melts off very quicky. No snow on our lawn, and the roads are clear of ice. Let's hope that trend continues!


Nellie's Needles said...

Intriguing background for that fabulous tree.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and eye catching!