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Leafing Out

Here is a photo of a branch of aspen leaves. I love their gracefulness. I decided that I wanted to make my leaves go off the edges which meant either cropping in on the sides or making more leaves. I am done making leaves. I will need to dye more fabric to make more leaves.

I took a deep breath and trimmed the aspen quilt to the final dimensions which is about 43 X 54 inches.

Adding more leaves let me keep that lovely red area in the lower left corner. I still need to add the facing and the stitch on the leaves that fall off the edges.

Tomorrow, I am going to see the Bird’s Eye View show at the Camus Library. Reva, Gale and I have not had a chance to see it yet. Then I need to pack up for 3 days in Eugene where I am taking a class from Jason Pollen, Professor and Chair of the Fiber department at the Kansas City Art Institute and past president of the SDA Board. The class is titled Igniting the Creative Spark.

I just checked my supply list. I think I need to make a little shopping trip tomorrow.

4 Responses to “Leafing Out”

  1. Trees are amazing subject matter for any medium. Simply beautiful!

  2. Kristin L says:

    My favorite parts of this are the background and then the trunks, but it is also lovely as a whole. My fingers are crossed that it gets accepted. I look forward to seeing what you’ve got up your sleeve for the next tree piece. 😉

  3. Connie Rose says:

    Have a wonderful time in Eureka, Gerrie. Sorry I can’t be there with you. Give my love to Marilyn and Suzi!

  4. Carol says:

    Wow!! All I can say is WOW. It is visually stunning. The extra leaves, the crop. It just jumps out at me and I love it even more than yesterday.
    That is a fearlessness that pays off. I long to be that brave. I am always worried I will overwork mine, and I sometimes do.
    This is beautiful. Can’t wait to see what happens next.