Thursday, December 24, 2009


"Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven."
Rabindranath Tagore

I have been pondering this quote from a travel calendar since I read it in October. The idea of trees speaking to the Universe is one I have considered for some time. All plants and animals do this continually; they simply are one with all that is. We humans are so busy doing most of the time, if not all our lives, that we forget this natural connection.

I used Misty Fuse in this project. All the fabrics except for the sky are batiks. The quilting thread in the sky is a blue and green Mettler variegated; the water quilting is done with a blue variegated thread. Love that variegated thread for the depth and interest it imparts. Oh, the tree is done with brown variegated, too. The piece is 15 x 20 inches. I made a facing for this quilt rather than a bound edge.

Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

Will said...

I want to see this one in person.
Beautiful, just like everything you create.