Friday, March 28, 2014
My favorite time of year in Northern Virginia is about two weeks from now. While thousands travel to see the stately Cherry Blossoms, I love driving the highways and coming upon a small glimmer of redbuds growing wild along the roadside. Their color is so brilliant; gray and brown of winter still dominant with only a smattering of pale spring green seen. Because we drive so fast here, the sight is gone almost as soon as it is seen.
Below you can see the parts of the block that began with the block Victoria posted. I have wanted to depict this fragile time of spring for a long time but it wasn't until I added the gray and brown that I could see the effect I wanted. Victoria said to try something new, so I "deconstructed" the block and added more pieces. Then I added the flowers with a fancy stitch from my machine -another first for me!
Below is a picture I made with the Paint program on my computer. I thought I was going to add brown and gray around the block to represent the woods and the road, but at this time, I think keeping it small as seen in the first picture above works better.