It seems that the planning of my July 5th post about my friend Alice’s “Wishing Tree” inspired her to begin stitching. Three days after posting we had our guild meeting and she brought two of the quilts she’d started working on. I was pleased to see that she implemented a few of the wonderful ideas some of you sent back as a comment to that post (click here to read it).
She told me the background fabric came from her stash and was made by wrapping it around rusty objects and burying it in the ground. She also shared that she has been teaching herself Zentangle and this new skill worked perfectly to create the “trees”. She then wrote many of the messages that had been left on the original Wishing Tree onto the quilts:
A few days later I received an email with the completed versions of these quilts.
Along with this message:
“I finished the two different Wishing Tree banners. They both are ready for hanging and have bindings attached. I added the sticks at the top as an after thought but it adds the natural elements they needed. Still so many strips left in the laundry basket. I really will try some sort of weaving or knitting project. Thank you for sharing my story on your blog. In many ways I wish the project was still there. Maybe I just need to think of a new community art project?”
What a thoughtful and creative lady! I’ll keep you posted on any future projects!
Painted Barn Blocks
I have a question I’d like to share with you. Deanna emailed me to see if I knew anyone who paints quilt blocks to be hung outdoors. I didn’t, but I thought one of you might. My barn quilt is 48″ x 48″,
but she is looking for something smaller to hang under her porch. Maybe 24″ square, or a bit smaller than that.
Does anyone reading this make them for sale, or know of someone who does? Please comment if you have any thoughts. Others might be interested too.