Starting My Red Bud Quilt

After coming up with  a design for my quilt, it was time to select some fabrics.

Designing a Red Bud Quilt. Ellen Lindner,

My computer generated sketch is shown above.  I decided to fracture the sky quite a bit in order to give the impression of busy twigs, etc.  The lower part would be mostly one fabric, though.

So, I dug into my stash of blues, to see if I had what I needed.

Starting My Red Bud Quilt. Ellen Lindner,

I crack myself up.  Of course I did!

Next, I put a piece of muslin onto my design wall and drew in the desired dimensions.  Then, I drew in the tree, along with some dotted lines for fractured sky pieces.

Starting My Red Bud Quilt. Ellen Lindner,

When the first piece went in I was so excited!  I got quite a little Adrenalin surge!

Ellen Lindner

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3 Responses to Starting My Red Bud Quilt

  1. Maeve July 18, 2017 at 11:51 pm #

    Can’t wait to see this one develop – I love the photo!

    • Ellen Lindner July 19, 2017 at 1:00 am #

      Thanks, Maeve. Do you have these trees in your area?

  2. Eleanor Levie July 22, 2017 at 4:49 pm #

    You crack me up, too. You are a crackerjack at approaching a new art piece, and at sharing the way you crack the code on composing.

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