Sunday, January 3, 2010

Nature's Beauty

I have been working more on my new piece and now you can see what was missing;)
I found this pattern in a BHG quilt magazine. It is a pattern by Carol Armstrong, she does wonderful quilting with nature and animals. I thought it would be fun to try an art piece, even if I cannot follow directions, lol. I off set the main tree, and there was only supposed to be another branch to the left. But since I messed that up, I added a bit more on the right and more blossoms and cherries. I went with wool for the bird, flowers and cherries and like the overall effect. Next I will add the details on the leaves and flowers, along with stitched stems.

On the original, there is less design and more quilting, so I have to decide how I will work the background. She also used light purple for the thinner border and then a medium green for the outer edge. I am thinking of blocking off the border I have and maybe adding black as the edge border to frame it off? Another thought is, the upper area that is empty, wether to let the quilting fill that in, or add a simple saying?

7 comments:

Lori said...

Your quilt is gorgeous Debbie! It's really looking neat.

Karen said...

This is really pretty! Carol Armstrong does very good designs. Lots of pieces to that bird.

paulette said...

I love this Debbie!! Im trying to see if the bird is made of wool...Very NICE!!
Paulette

Colleen said...

I love it! Beautiful :o)

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Nicely done. I like this piece VERY much.

Pat

Kimara@weefolkart said...

This is so lovely! The bird is totally awesome! If you were looking for opinions... which I always have :) I don't think I'd stick a saying on this piece. The design is so charming and bold... I'm afraid writing would compete??? But, hey, I love every bloomin' thing you do, so I'm sure no matter what you decide, it will be great! Have fun finishing it.

Kim D. said...

Lovely piece, it's coming along nicely.