Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Tonya and Brenda Sew Trees

Brenda is participating in the class, but doesn't have a blog. Here is her marvelous work in progress:


She explains: "This is Brenda from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Our winters are usually cold and snowy, so my winter quilt focuses on snow. My inspirations for this project were your free-pieced trees and the line from the Christmas carol, Good King Wenceslas: When the snow lay round about, deep and crisp and even."

She's doing great, isn't she. I love the word "deep" how it dips in the middle and wonderful trees - especially that little on on the right. Love the mix of fabrics for the background - looks like sunlight glinting off of snow.

Now we go from peaceful to bright. This is where I am on my Christmas quilt. I need to do trunks on trees today and then start moving things around, decide if I need more of anything, less of anything...

9 comments:

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

I just love them both. Good King Wenceslas is one of my favorite carols. Oh my, a whole new place to look for words to use!

I hope I remember to add the two little dots (what are those called?) to my e in Noel. I haven't put those words together yet, so will add them when I do that. I love your trees too!

I just couldn't help myself last night when I got a great idea for how to use Ryan's drawn Santa in a quilt. I saw a sign that said Better Not Pout and decided to make a mini quilt with the words and Ryan's Santa. I'll try to get a photo of it tomorrow.

Sandy's Quilter's Block said...

Brenda, your progress looks wonderful. I love your trees and letters.
Tonya, I can't believe how much you get done! WOW, they all look awesome. I love the color combo.
It's funny how the letters all look like it is an intentional font. Don't think I could do that if I tried. Love it, Love it!

Quilt Pixie said...

hey Brenda I'm in Winnipeg too! Wonder if your quilt is a wish or a prediction for this year? :-)

I love the lean on the pine trees on the bottom right -- a good stiff breeze is blowing for sure

jenclair said...

Hi, Brenda! I, too, love Good King Wenceslas and can't help but hear the words as I look at these blocks! (deep and crisp and eeeeven)


And Tonya, this is looking so good! Love the really fat part of your letters and the assorted trees!

Rose Marie said...

Love the two different colours in the photos and what a difference in trees and letters. Mine are just too stiff and uniform .... need to change that. Maybe, I should have some of those lemon martinis from Laura's post.

Helen in the UK said...

Love Brenda's letters. Really amused me that it says "+even" and they aren't even - they are delightfully wonky!! Great work :)

Diane said...

Brenda's words are wonderful. I love the lyric she chose--very poetic!

jmbmommy said...

I like the words...very nice...I also like those little trees.

Helen said...

Brenda's words are a great pun! Love it!

Tonya, you have chosen a completely different "font", if I can put it like that. Very cool!