Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Linsay's tree for Shauna

I looked through all the tree designs that Shauna posted and saw one that was roughly like this so I went to the sewing room and drew a trunk and a leaf shape and this was the result.  I think there is a piece of every green fabric that I have.  It is not symmetrical but neither are trees and I like that look.  It was fun to do. 
I liked your photos of the buds coming out in the garden.  I am doing the same thing.  Everyday after lunch I walk my dog and we often go through the vineyards and I inspect the progress of leaves and buds.  I spent hours making mud pies when I was the same size as your kids.  I was so happy stirring a pot full of mud and leaves with a twig.  Simple pleasures.
Thanks Shauna.


  1. How clever you are Linsay - this is a lovely tree. I love all those delicious greens you used.

  2. I absolutely LOVE this tree that you created. WOW WOW WOW!!! Amazing result! I love all the different green fabrics that you used and I really like how it is NOT symmetrical very much like nature. I was so excited to see your post! Thanks for sharing your memories of mud pies and how you take daily walks through vineyards, how wonderful.
    Thank You, Thank you Linsay!!! I can hardly wait to see your tree in person. Shauna :)

  3. This is such a beautiful block Linsay! I was so inspired when I saw your post last night that I started pulling fabrics and got a start on mine. I have been thinking so much about what to do and "I think" I have it figured out. I also like that you used a brown print on your tree trunk and a white on white fabric for the background. I had thought I would use solids on those parts but I really like the added pattern that they create in yours.