Soooo much thinking has been going on around the next step for my improv trees. I've pinned and pinned and pinned again. I really like this one but had a simpler snowy notion rolling around in my head.
There's also been lots of sketching.
Just when I think I've settled on a plan another idea comes along. And then, in the most unlikely of places, I settle on the nugget of how to proceed. This. It has the winter feel that I want this little grove to rest in - the trees surrounded by two plain, wide borders very similar in colour and then quilted in random lines across the quilt to suggest the idea of a snowy field (at least that's how I see it!).
Surprisingly, this little quilt is in the Modern Medallion Workbook. I want to try my hand at a medallion one of these days but never imagined finding my inspiration for a snowing quilt here amid all the bright colours and pieced borders. Never assume.
So, I've laid everything out on a large design wall and have been cutting strips/pieces in whites and creams to fit between the trees and stars. I only made one more star since my last post about this quilt because I don't think it needs any more than that.
The variety of tones will add just enough interest - luv those large white polka dots. Once it's all together I'll see if it needs anything incorporated into to the borders but right now I think not. Sometimes you just have to start laying things out and cutting....M