Morning everybody! Anyone out there going to the SAQA conference next weekend in Santa Fe? I'm looking forward to it (yay), should be great.
I'm working on the arrangement of the trees in my orchard quilt and could use some input. I have a total of seven trees, three were painted and cut out, three were thread painted on dissolvable stabilizer, and one was assembled out of fabric. I'm not sold on using all of them necessarily, but I like the different textures the different types of trees bring (hard to see in these pictures). So far they're all just set out on the background, but once I settle on an arrangement I'll quilt them down and add a bunch more small branches. Take a look and tell me which placement you like best or if you have suggestions for other arrangements. One of the challenges has been that in my original picture not all the trees are the same size; that is, there were baby trees and large trees. But whenever I put the baby tree next to the large tree, it just looks like I've got the perspective wrong (i.e. that it's a farther away tree in the wrong spot) rather than like a baby tree.
Number 3-4 (the same except with the baby tree added to the far right on #4)
Number 6, 7, 8 (these are all similar except for the placement of the baby tree).
Any thoughts readers?