The hardest part is trusting myself to select good fabrics and then draw the tree. I jumped in this morning, purchased a roll of craft paper and drew the tree. I cut it out and placed it on my design wall.
I selected Moda Marbles in Green Apple for the leaves that will have embroidery on them.
Then I selected Moda Marbles in Shamrock for the filler leaves.
I am still searching for the background though. I want a light blue for the sky. My first choice is a light/blue batik in extra wide (108") so there are no seams and is cheaper than piecing a background. For the ground, I would like a wildflower or blue bonnet print to add some color.
If you have any suggestions I would love to hear them. I plan to make a trip to one of the local quilt shops in Austin tomorrow to see if I can settle on the backgrounds.