Taking a break from rainbows to go back to my workshop piece. I found a piece of fabric for the back and tried to dye it a dark red. Well–not so easy! Red dye wants to be pink! I had to dye it three times, with Chinese Red, Strongest Red and Tangerine. It has a lot going for it and it works fine with the red border fabric…now!
Knowing that I wanted to create a tree image with my quilting, I also knew that it would not show much on the front of the piece. And I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to stay on track with all the different fabrics. Easy solution–quilt from the back!
Next issue was again staying on track with the tree shape. Hard to see here, but I drew some chalk lines to use for guidelines.
As you can see, the chalk lines truly are only guidelines.
I can clearly see what I’m doing and this is what it looks like on the front.
It needs LOTS more quilting, of course, but it will become the tree that I want it to be! Don’t even need to make leaves, just branches.
Good thing I have LOTS of red thread!