Tall Tree/Tall Me
Here's the palette I'm working with.
This quilt is due May 1. Timing is a bit tight.
I finished the hand stitching and fused the backing on. Then it was time for machine quilting. I decided to stitch some words to help fill out the concept of the quilt. It will say "Decay of Carbon 14" above the graph. The location of the tree, Dalarna Sweden will be stitched on the right and the name of the tree, Old Tjikko, will be stitched on the left.
Next I needed to choose thread color. Here are the colors I considered.
I decided I wanted something subtle, so I chose the light blue. Ug. Too light. I ripped out the "e" and the "n."
Then I went entirely the other way with the dark dark navy. Ug. Too dark. Ripped out the "d."
Then I found the "Goldilocks-just-right" color, the royal blue. Why didn't I choose it to begin with? I've stitched all the letters now and I'm consumed with burying threads and knots.
Still off the table
Entry submitted! It's called Neighborhood.
Festival of Quilt Art
I really should make some sketches. (Though sketching doesn't always work for me. I do have a vision in my head, I'm not always good at getting it on paper.) I'm getting a bit concerned about the time line for this one.