"How's it going?" I can hear you ask. Well, here are the results to date.
June 17, 2015: Monthly Landscape Art Quilt Challenge Announcement
July 3, 2015: June Landscape - the Lone Tree
|June's The Lone Tree (8" x 11")|
|July's Fireworks for July (14" x 8")|
|August's Yellow Kayak (11½" x 12½")|
|September, October and November's Fall Tree (19.5" x 25.5")|
|December's Mountainscape Project|
|Thread Paining and Beads|
Once the pinning was done, I left it until my Christmas holidays to complete. I didn't know how to thread paint and quilt it because the colours didn't bring anything to mind. It's more of a desert landscape but with a river. I ended up finding a few pictures of mountains and rivers on the internet and thread painting it as best as I could. Two of the hills are covered with trees while a third one has rocks or sand. The big brown hill had a pale area that I thread painted around. It could be a glacier or, in a desert area, a hill without vegetation.
I added metallic thread in the river. This was done by sewing from the back of the piece, with the metallic thread in the bobbin.
|Metallic thread and beading in the river|
Once I had finished, I found the piece a little dull, so I added bling to bring it to life. The river and one of the hills has beads while I added some birds in the sky.
What I learned:
|Tape at the edges so that I could stop quilting|
- I seem to need a specific idea for my landscape before I start, and choosing the fabrics is an important part of this. I found this project very difficult because I didn't know what it was supposed to represent and I hadn't chosen the fabrics.
- I know that the landscapes don't have to represent real things and that I can make things up. It was only when I
allowedforced myself to do this that I was able to keep going on this piece.
- I did put one of my former recommendations in practice - I marked off the edges of the piece with tape so that I didn't quilt or sew much past it. It really helped.
- Sewing on the metallic thread through the bobbin went well, but I should have checked my tension!
|Mountainscape Landscape Quilt (17"x 11")|
Here are my linky parties: Let's Bee Social, Fabric Tuesday, Freemotion by the River, Off the Wall Friday, Free Motion Mavericks, Needle and Thread Thursday, and Can I get a Whoop! Whoop!