knitting Paradise

I belong to a wonderful knitting and crochet group called

Knitting Paradise.

I hope you will drop by and check us out. Shirley

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Emma's Tree

Hi everyone! The girls in the learningfa group have taken on a project to make 2
"Emma's Trees. One of our Irish Members, Miriam, designed and made a
tree in memory of her
daughter Emma who died of Cancer a few years ag0..

The trees are quite simple to make and we decided to make two
each, one for
ourselves and one to give to someone else. People from all
over the world
are making these in honor of Miriam and Emma.

I just finished my first tree, and have not decided to make it
into a square
wall hanging, or leave the tree as is. It worked up very quickly
and I am ready
to cut squares for the second one tomorrow. I used two
fabrics, a blue
snowflake pattern and a navy blue sky pattern which has
stars on it.
Once I got it put together I used silver thread to highlight
the squares.

Miriam's trees are hung, as is, but I am thinking of putting
mine on a
square wall hanging and decorating the border with thread
Christmas decorations. I haven't decided for sure yet. I
would love to
have some idea whether you think this should be left alone
and hung
as is , or whether I should make a square wall hanging with
pointsettias and
pine cones and needles around the edging.


Janet Hartje said...

Lovethe colors you chose!

Shirley said...

Thanks Janet! Nice to see your comment. I am really happy with it.

I am seriously thinking of putting it on fusible heavy web and then placing it on a larger quilted backing and then appliquing thread painting on it. I keep changing my mind- grin.


Micki said...

I love the blues that you used! Incredible colours!

tisme said...

I love your colors.
I think it would look great with thread painting surrounding the tree. Go for IT!!

Betweens said...

It looks amazing Shirley but I would use some of your wonderful thread art on it for your own added touch. I think it is wonderful you are all sharing Miriam's memories..a great group

Carol said...

Love the colors. I think you idea to make it into a wall hanging is a great idea.
I want to make a couple for next year. Cannot do it this time round, unfortunately.