|Perfect hand-dyed background fabric|
Here's some of the process and progress:
I found some amazing hand-dyed fabric that is absolutely perfect for the water. It even had the shading in the right places!
I then went through my stash. I'm so glad that I now have a nice collection of greens for trees and forests. It really helps the process along. I think that auditioning fabrics is my favourite part of the process, especially when it goes well :-)
|Fabrics in place|
|Thread sketching the trees|
I thought that I didn't have a great selection of green thread, but when I looked in my box of miscellaneous thread, I found some great shades of green. What a find! That extra thread gave me so many more options.
|Thread sketching the plant|
This morning I had a few minutes before leaving for work and I worked on the rock below the plant.
Here's what it looked like last night.
What I learned:
- Inspiration is not the same as actually doing it! Oh well, it was just a plan.
- My box of miscellaneous threads consisted mostly of non-pretty colours, like many shades of green. They are not so yukky any more!
- Since I've thread sketched the trees so much, the fabric is starting to buckle. I'm not finished sketching yet, but I know that this can be fixed in the quilting process.
- I suspect that every part of making a landscape art quilt is my favourite part. There's no serious cutting, piecing and measuring. What's not to love!