Friday, September 6, 2013

To Look Again

Early Fall heat ripens pomegranates, so I don't mind the high temperatures. Yesterday, while checking the growing fruit on my trees, I looked again at the trees. I mean, I looked. Fruit trees seem to put forth lots of leaves to hide and protect their precious production. Then I looked at the Pomegranate Tree Quilt and realized it seemed bare and needed more leaves.

And so I pinned on odd green shapes, especially in soft greens that whisper of leaves. 
The building up of layers has added more depth. This may require trimming from the back or it will be a bear to hand stitch, but, think what I can do with French knots and running stitch now. (Yeah, yeah, I'm a glutton for punishment.)
It's not that I'm trying to make an exact replica of a pomegranate tree. Rather, it's getting a feel for a tree, sort of thinking like a tree, or getting under its bark--to express its essence.

And did I mention how much I just LUV insane, off-the-charts, unrestrained, tumultuous patchwork and appliqué?

Linked to Nina Marie's "Off the Wall Friday."

14 comments:

Karol Kusmaul said...

Nadia, You're so funny! I'm with you gal. Love your tree.

Linda M said...

The tree just keeps getting better!

Sylvia said...

I love the way you combine the thread worked fruit with the chunks of greens in the same tree!

Deborah OHare said...

Love how this is developing.
I love your free style.

Norma Schlager said...

Your spontaneous style is so refreshing. Your tree is just fabulous!

Mo Crow said...

the shimmer!

landscapelady said...

You are just having to much fun! Love it :-)

Linda A. Miller said...

I can see the tumultuous patchwork... this is an exquisite piece, Nadia, and you are not done yet.... Wow!

Julierose said...

Oh this will truly be lovely --the whispery greens do definitely add depth to the piece. Amazing work...hugs, Julierose

Anneliese said...

It is wonderful and I love your insane, off-the charts and so on ....... patchwork ! It is so freeing - I wish I could work like that ...

Nifty Quilts said...

I love the addition of more leaves. I'm getting more the idea of the pomegranate tree, even though I've never seen one. I think this is one of those lifetime achievement quilts!

rubyslipperz said...

WOW!! and huge WOW!!! As I look on this and several other of your fabric pictures...really cool things!!

hugZ,
annie

nadine said...

Cet arbre est une pure merveille !!!

roccagal said...

I am speechless!!!