My Tree Series

My father was a great photographer, and he especially like trees. I’ve always planned to make my own series of tree quilts – even have some fabric in a tote bag under the cutting table – but never quite got as far as a design. Thanks to Linda Schmidt’s class at Art Quilt Santa Fe, I now have the first quilt in my tree series completed.

Since there is already a lot of embellishment on this little thing, I kept the beading to a minimum. The fringe is one that I bought on speculation, as are the jewelry bits. I used a tapestry ribbon on two sides as a border, and a gauzy ribbon as a binding.

I brought home two other projects from Art Quilt Santa Fe, but first I need to tackle this:

Let’s hope the quilting fairies get here fast!

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3 Responses to “My Tree Series”

  1. quiltfever Says:

    What a lovely piece. Great fabrics. I love a series, especially when it has such a meaningful family connection. I hope you have some of your father’s tree photographs.

    • Lani Longshore Says:

      Thanks! I do have a lot of my father’s tree photographs. My husband is putting all the family photos in digital form, and has created an entire folder just for art works. My dad’s photographs are there, as are my quilts, and his dad’s paintings.

  2. Linda Says:

    Lani, this is absolutely beautiful – a true work of art. Is there no end to your talent? We all knew you were special way back at Burns Valley Elementary!

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