In her blog, Lynn of Patchery Menangerie suggested a quilt along of wonky houses and wonky trees through the seasons. I have joined in the fun.
I have made many liberated houses, but not trees. My yard is full of trees. Different trees are really beautiful at different times of the year, so I decided that my focus will be the trees in my yard in appropriate seasons. I also decided that I would make just one house. You never know, I could make other views of it in the future.
I really do most of this kind of work on the fly. I seldom sketch anything out, because I end up ignoring it anyway. The way I start is to choose a fabric and begin cutting, thinking about what should go next to it, thinking where the ground is, where the sky is, etc. I make each piece and put it together as I go along. I don't try to match seams, so there is plenty of odd tilting, which I think makes a more interesting "picture" in the end.
As I said, this is just the beginning... It is autumn. Here is my house with a Norway Maple and a Norway Spruce. (I live in SE Michigan. Norway varieties of trees were popular in neighborhoods developed in the late 60's. They grow big very quickly.) I will be making more "autumn" trees soon.