|The shiny green and blue stripped background fabric is from Paris.|
I chose a piece that had a cool vibe to it - something that might be used for a winter project. I played with the fabric and got very frustrated, so I did what I usually do then, I left it there overnight to get a fresh perspective in the morning. It worked! I started working with the little bit of winter scene fabric that I have, and then raided my Christmas stash.
From my stash and bag of scraps, I found the little bit of hockey fabric as well as some interesting blue-grey for the ice.
|An old fashioned winter scene|
To try and get it to work together, I created sections within the piece by using a blue-green fussy cut fabric.
I had a lot of fun with the sky. I found a couple of pieces of an interesting night sky and then found this tulle with stars in my stash. I had used it years ago to decorate my cubicle for a Christmas cubicle decorating contest.
|Tulle sky and snowflakes|
In my stash I found snowflakes, trees and added a snowman. As I told my daughter, I'm not sure how I feel about the landscape. It was fun to play with and is really a collage. Art quilts don't all have to be serious, do they?
What I learned:
- I didn't plan this piece (what else is new), so I ended up unstitching the long blue-green columns sticking out of the picture to put the wooden border around the piece.
- As I mentioned, if things are not working out, it's best to just leave the project and come back to it later. So far, it always works!
- When I make a collage type landscape, I feel like I'm cheating, but really trying to pull all of these different elements together is probably more work than creating a landscape from scratch.
- I haven't decided if I pulled it off - if you want to offer me some constructive criticism, I would certainly appreciate it.
So, Happy Hockey Day in Canada! May your favourite team win. :-)
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