Posted by: maureenc | July 12, 2012

Landscape: a work in progress

I found it interesting yesterday, when a friend dropped by for a short visit!

On top of a bookshelf in the dining room, was my small design wall, and on it was the current work in progress, a landscape!

S’s comment was “I knew you quilted, but I didn’t know that you use water colours!” I invited her to look closer.

The fabric I used for the sky is echoed in the water/ocean below.

To the right of the picture is a headland to “break” the horizon line. The lower layers of sand,dusky pink, spotty brown tonings,pink and mauve were all chosen to reflect the sky reflections on the wet sand.

At this point, I’m auditioning some fabric rocks, which, if they remain will have a touch of Trapunto to add more texture to the foreground. If this idea doesn’t work, some gemstone chips will be stitched in position for a similar effect.

In “real life” the landscape is not quite so bright as the photo implies.

It was interesting making this quilt, because instead of cutting the parts (of the landscape) with scissors they were cut free -hand with rotary cutters, , and instead of stitching down raw edges, they were turned under to the depth of about one eighth of an inch  and then stitched down. 


  1. beautiful,,, you are on a roll!

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