Saturday, July 31, 2010
I read the challenge while visiting our son in Seattle and thoughts of giant Douglas firs and nurse logs came to mind immediately. Then on the plane ride home, I decided to do something less literal and more funky-definitely outside my style. I mused on what trees meant and came up with four statements which I thought I could machine quilt to the borders-again not a new technique for me, but not common either. Looking through my hand-dyed fabrics, I came upon a purchased light yellow green fat quarter-definitely not my usual color scheme. Using all solids is not new but not something I usually do either. I was going to machine couch the variegated pearl cotton but that flattened it so I hand stitched it using a stem stitch. So this quilt came together very quickly and easily and even photographed well on one try early this morning in time to make the deadline. I didn't do anything new technically to me but did try to use less familiar techniques and colors. Very enjoyable and a good memory of a good vacation.