Thursday, December 3, 2009

Ach Tannenbaum, Ach Tannenbaum, du bist ein edler Zweig!

The Christmas tune "Oh Christmas Tree" originates from Germany, all the way back to 1550.
I'm not saying my nascent postmodernism attempt at using ugly-fabric strips to create trees is any comparison, but heck, Minneapolis woke up to snow this morning. Not a big dump of snow by any means, more like a fart; but atleast it was pretty for a short time.
One of my memories of driving through the mountains of Idaho is when the sun and the mountains were at the right angle and I was looking into the sun, the mountain would be in the shade except all of it's pine tree tips and limbs would be highlighted by the sun as if beautifully luminescent against the dark. I've always wondered how I could interpret that in a quilt. This is my first attempt at figuring out some type of structure for the trees....obviously I haven't worked on the tips and limbs being illuminated by the sun and this form might not be conducive to that. But it's a start.


  1. Keep working on that one; it looks really promising. The tips on the trees behind need some irredescent paint or glitter or something like that.

  2. Deb, Is the fabric folded to make the trees? I think that is a creative approach to making the trees.

    Thanks for the link to my web site!
    Nancy Eha