Friday, June 8, 2012

Another Finish

Wow this didn't even make my PIGS list. Just how did that happen.


This is over 2 years old now. I took a class at MQX in Rhode Island with Anna VanDemark, on collage landscape. It was so much fun to play with scraps. Oh, I guess I should say, not even scraps, but shards. You know those bits and pieces of fabrics that are just too small to save. Yep, that's exactly what we used in this. We started with a photograph and enlarged it on a copier, then drew the main lines onto muslin. You just start putting down scraps until you have your design covered. There was a little fussy cutting for the mountains and leaves, but for the most part it us just a bunch of tiny, nothin' nothin's.  Who would have guessed that it would be so easy and so much fun. Now the question, just why did it stay pinned to the foam core board for such a long time. We had an option of using our own photos or one of hers that she had made into a pattern. I chose to go with hers, but now that I have finished this, I think I am ready to venture to my own photo next. With so little required to make this, it's truly a bonus quilt.

It was a great way to play with thread painting too. Oh, and just so you know, the project is covered with a netting before you start stitching it. It is really fun to see just how different colors of net change the look of this thing. I chose yellow, as it toned things down a bit and softened it. Such a little thing, that makes such a big difference.


I love the finished project.
Now about that warning with pressing nylon net.
Gheez, go figure I would forget that, but it's easy to patch and you can't even tell where!

A very belated thanks to Anna, for turning me on to this great technique!

:-)

7 comments:

  1. Wow! Beautiful. what a difference a little bit of quilting makes. it really gives it a great dimension. Great finish :)

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  2. It is beautifil. I would love to see it up close.

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  3. It's great. Can't wait to see what you choose to do next.

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  4. I really like the way this has turned out. Great use of so many tiny pieces. It is interesting the way the net can't even be seen. Lovely work.

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  5. This is wonderful , love it and it looks like a great technique.

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  6. That is beautiful, glad you finished it! Awesome pretty!

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