Monday, May 28, 2012

Under the Old Oak Tree

The Gestalt principles used in this quilt are Proximity and Similarity. The leaves of the tree were fussy cut and individually glued onto the branches. All these small parts became a recognizable tree because of their proximity and their similarity. I made this quilt for my grandson's playroom. He loves farm animals and tractors and at eighteen months can make many animal sounds. The tree took hours and hours of cutting and placement, as well as all the quilting to hold everything in place, but I'm so glad it's finished in a timely fashion so that it can be hung while my grandson is still young enough to enjoy it.


fastfriday said...

What a lucky grandson you have. He should get many hours of fun looking at and discovering with this piece

Pat Havey

Pam Harris said...

Your hours of work certainly paid off as you have a very nice piece. Your grandson will enjoy all your love for many years.