Saturday, September 4, 2010
My Redbud Tree
This quilt is really nothing super special - except a way to use one of my sun-dyeing prints that I did. The center leaves are from my redbud tree - I laid them on the specially treated cyanotype fabric and put them in the sun for 15 minutes. After rinsing, I got this gorgeous leaves print. So I put it together with some strips of green fabric - meant to be random and not meant to be super straight or perfectly the same size - so as to represent the trees. I quilted the veinage in the leaves and added 3 sets of beads to represent the little pink flowers that come first in the springtime on a redbud tree. The small pink piping is from a piece of snowdyed fabric that I did last winter.