On Tuesday evening I went out to shut up our chicken and duck houses. The ground was frozen and we had several inches of snow lying. It was dark and snowing quite heavily and I could hear a bubbling, water-rushing sound like a mountain stream or waterfall. Although we have a large pond we have no running water outside and I’d never heard anything like this here before. Even stranger, the sound was coming from this oak tree. It was too dark to see but I walked over and could feel water was raining down from the tree and splashing on the ground below. I took this photo yesterday afternoon and the snow had melted down quite a lot everywhere by then but you can see the grass very distinctly under the tree canopy compared with the snow and ice around it.
Apart from that I’ve been thinking about updating the look of my blog a bit and incorporating some of a blog I started before I began quilting and don’t manage to keep up with these days. It’s in a bit of a transitional phase at the moment…
21 thoughts on “the raining tree and a little ta-da”
Cool story about the tree. Wonder what caused it. Until you know, I will believe it to be magic! :)
Love the quilt. Great colors!
Wow…wonder what that was about. Will have to google “raining tree”.
Beautiful quilt. I might do a scrappy binding.
I love it :) A raining tree – must've had a lot of frost/ice to melt off of itself? Your quilt is fun! Do you have enough of the gray to do the binding? I think that would tied in wonderfully to the center after the outer colorful squares.
I think the grey willbe a good choice.
Your little “ta-da” looks like a big “ta-da” to me ;-) Gorgeous quilting and beautiful fabrics!
Neat tree! I'd pick turquoise or pink for binding because those colors pop out to me when I look at your gorgeous quilt.
Love your raining tree Janine! How fabulous that you finished the quilt top! it looks fantastic. Any binding colour would look great. I'm always a fan of stripes, so I'd go with a grey and white stripe!
A raining tree certainly sounds unusual, although maybe not if you had floods last year :)
Your quilt is looking lovely. I'm sure whatever you decide for the binding will be just right.
Hi Janine! Did you find out later what happend with the rain from the tree? Your quilt is so beautiful! I love the colours and what a great idea to mix pinwheels and border with squares! You could pick any colour from the quilt for the binding, but I think I would make it with the solid grey you have there. x Teje
You know how I love trade winds! this is fabulous,well done
Either the grey, or a binding with all of the colors in it.
Yon Quilting Wife
Perhaps the tree was crying ?
I love your quilt. I would bind it in a deep pink.
I would bind that quilt with a deep pink or a royal blue. It is going to be absolutely beautiful!
Gorgeous quilt :) I'd go with a bold colour for the binding, not sure which one though!
Oh it's so pretty! I'd go with the royal blue (but really any of the colours in the top would work). Glad I'm not the only one who stays up ridiculously late finishing things :o)
Love the tree! And the quilt is gorgeous! The colors are so vibrant with the gray. I think pink would make a good binding, or even a multi colored or scrappy binding. Looking forward to seeing it finished! :) xo
How odd about the tree?? I just LOVE your trade winds quilt – just beautiful. I am totally useless with bindings as I tend to use the nearest thing I have but probably I would pick the colour I love best in the quilt top and use that – I know, not very quilty is it? :-)
Nat at Made in Home
Love the quilt! Scrappy border may work?
That is a beautiful picture!! Your little ta-da is a big TA-DA in my book. How about a scrappy binding to show some of the colors from the quilt or a darker shade of the background color your used to frame everything in.
Live a Colorful Life
Interesting about the tree. Your quilt is lovely. Thanks SO much for linking !
Quilt looking fab, solid border then scrappy binding? Well done for keeping doing. I have resolved not to let ny new projects become OFOs, not that that helps my huge existing UFO collection!