Monday, February 27, 2012

Only God Can Make A Tree

I'm certainly not very good at it...

My local challenge group met several weeks ago to reveal our latest projects. The challenge was to use the Gail Garber-style curved-flying-geese method in our piece. What you see in the photo is the small quilt that I made. (the greens are much nicer in person)

The inspiration for this piece came from the Christmas card that was sent to me by my friend Nancy. Since Nancy was the one who assigned this "mission", I felt that it was appropriate. Initially, I was going to make a larger quilt with three trees, but after many days of frustration, that piece wound up in the trash (for many good reasons).

The deadline for the reveal was getting closer and I was starting to sweat it, but I decided that there was no reason to stress out about it so much. This is supposed to be fun and a learning experience, not something to raise my blood pressure and keep me up at night. And I did learn something new...not just the curved flying geese, but I also learned how to embellish with seed beads.

So I went with something small and simple, but I think it fits the goal of the challenge quite well. And I'm happy with it, and that's all that matters.

You can see my previous posts about this challenge here and here...Eventually, I'll post a photo of all of the completed projects from the group, but in the meantime, you can see Susan's and Madalene's.

And, if you're interested in seeing my first quilt from the group's first challenge, you can read about it here.


Pat said...

What a great mini quilt! Love it!

Curved flying geese is on my bucket list to learn, but I need to finish up some other projects first!

Teresa in Music City said...

I love your tree! What a creative way to use flying geese!