Wednesday, April 19, 2006

April Journal Quilt



Several months ago when I was cleaning the junk in Bob's home office I found an envelope of pictures he took eight years ago while visiting our French friends in Grenoble. One was of an old apple tree (I think) in full bloom growing on the side of the hill silhouetted against an incredible blue spring sky. He composed the photograph perfectly. I saved this photo from the purge, and when I read about the journal quilts, thought it would be perfect for April. It's nothing special, just fused applique and my first attempt at rather heavy freemotion embroidery. The thread for the small branches is too dark, I think, and the twiggy effect doesn't fit with the abstracted "cloud" shape that I gave the blossoms. But it's not too bad for my first attempt at this sort of thing.

10 comments:

Deb H said...

I think you're being a little hard on yourself. It's a great 1st try at free motoin thread play, & it's beautiful!

Debra Spincic said...

i especially like the way the dark threads show against the light leaves and the way some of the threads extend off the leaves--very Merrimeko looking.

Deb Geyer said...

It is very nice! It is fun working at this size, isn't it?

Deb Geyer said...

It is very nice! It is fun working at this size, isn't it?

The Calico Cat said...

Your "trunk highlights" are great! I like the little quilt... (I love pink trees!)

Granny Fran said...

Lovely April quilt. I really like your thread work, especially the way it sets off the apple blossom billows.

Allison said...

Keep going with this! Nice work!

Denim Doll said...

Kay - Love your apple tree - great minds think alike - my April Journal is an Abstract Apple Tree - just posted this morning. Pam P

Marianne said...

Beautiful image, I love the contrast of the dark sturdy branches and the delicate pink leaves. I enlarged the picture by clicking on it and it was nice too see the embroidery in more detail. You did a good job!

Scrapmaker said...

It's lovely. Jen