Saturday, March 21, 2009

A Pile of Leaves

No, I'm not doing yardwork (heaven forbid), I am sewing on the piles of leaves I made Thursday and Friday. I have no more hand-dye that I could use for these leaves, every square inch of my golden yellow / gray run is gone. And all the medium values of my rust / green dye runs are gone too. All that's left is the very dark and the very light, neither one of which would make good leaves.

Here's a detail of the bottom left of the quilt.

There is now a pile of leaves under the tree, and I have to admit adding that visual weight opposite the tree helped. Right now most of the leaves are just pinned down- sewing them is going to be an exercise in managing the weight of the quilt, and making sure to sew them from bottom to top. Not to mention, avoiding the pins. Not quick work!

I'm about halfway through the pile, and taking a break to blog and eat dinner. If all goes according to plan, I'll get the bottom finished tonight, and do the top and center tomorrow.


Karoda said...

Never let it be said that you are not committed! The leaf making would be a six month activity if not more for me.

Doti said...

Hi I found you though citra suds, When I saw this quilt I said "WOW".
I have a thing for leaves and Taking a traditional quilt and putting applique with it is wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
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