Saturday, 17 September 2011
The bottom section of the Landscape Quilt has been pieced. It is the section with the irises and two poppies have also made it into this section. As I work on the quilt I am deciding how to quilt it when the time comes in order to enhance certain elements. I may decide to quilt around the irises so they "pop" out of the foliage surrounding them. I have also used machine embroidery on earlier quilts as well as sewn on embellishments such as beads, shells, small stones, sequins etc. to add a little interest or eye-catching "bling".
Saturday, 3 September 2011
I work on my Spring Landscape Quilt as often as I can, however, completing a section is a slow process. Often pieces have to be taken apart and redone because sections do not match properly. If you have a blade of grass that is made up of different pieces of fabric they have to line up or it doesn't resemble a blade of grass anymore. I have completed the lower left section of the quilt which is the section with purple irises. It is pictured below. I get a real thrill when the colours change and I can piece together a new flower. In the photo you can see part of a poppy that I completed in this section.
|Here are some fabric pieces that have been cut in various|
shapes and colours. You can see that some are miniscule.
|Here you can see all those small pieces sewn together.|
|This is the lower left section of the quilt. You can already see|
what appear to be irises and lots of foliage. At the top is part
of what will be a poppy which are also dispersed around the