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17 Jan 2016

Personality

Cuddling like little animals at the foot this personality of a tree

in our park - hm, the town's park

"He" is old and has an impressive profile.
Below: Slow sewing, all by hand - I decided to use this turquoise
fabric - the dark red one was half sewn and then judged as not
good and unpicked.

No, no, the red is dead, blunt, dull.


A suggestion of the boss of the house was black-white striped border -

like I did already several times.

No no - not black and white but turquoise.
I like it better -

I go on sewing - very small stitches - 7 on 1 cm

with an applique thread which I bought in France twenty years ago -

nearly invisible.

 

I dyed the turquoise fabric myself - Shibori technique -
ages ago when I didn't know the name Shibori yet -
we called it Plangi - it is the same method.

In the next post it will be finished, hopefully.

 

7 comments:

  1. What a wonderful tree - I would love to sit and sketch all those old knarles and bumps.
    Definitely glad you're doing the turquoise binding. Good choice and it brightens the outcome.
    Diane

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  2. what an amazing tree I too love trees. A job and a half sewing the binding on by hand not tried that myself best of luck with it

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  3. That tree is truly amazing! Such a grand old spirit. Your quilt is beautiful, and I love the turquoise with it.

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  4. I like how the "boss" has an input into your sewing :-)
    Great tree, the nature can be amazing!
    xx

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  5. Turquoise looks better and am glad that you didn't go for red..

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  6. Very neat looking tree and your quilt is looking wonderful! The turquoise binding looks perfect for it.

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  7. What an amazing tree. Good for inspiration while sitting under it.

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