We had a choice of 3 tree patterns to choose from; one summer, one fall and one winter. Most of us chose her summer pattern. Here's her finished version called Branching Out - isn't it wonderful? It's quite a bit larger than I expected - probably two feet long!
|Branching Out by Elaine Quehl|
|My tree trunk|
It was very enjoyable but quite labour intensive. Now I have to cut the muslin, sew it onto a temporary background and sew it to add texture and interest to the tree trunk. Then comes the background fabric and the leaves! It could be a long project.
What I learned:
- Bigger pieces were better than smaller ones.
- To get it to look like shading, it's important to work your way from one colour to another.
- A little accent goes a long way!
- It never looks good close up - you have to view it from afar to give it justice.