This project was blogged about in March, so instead of providing all those links....I'll cover the highlights again.
I've completed another nature theme wall quilt.....a subject I've been concentrating on of late.I ice-dyed the background cotton fabric and love the results....however I was a bit concerned about the high energy level it presented.
Adding red trees with similar shapes seemed to help settle it down. That fabric was cut from a piece of my deconstructed screen printed cotton fabric. I don't do a lot of fusing in my work as I truly do prefer the look of hand work, but in this case I fused. Machine stitching details were added to help anchor the motifs and to provide interest and texture.
Then for me, the fun part came next......many, many long evenings of hand embroidery!
I hadn't planned quite so much hand embroidery, however once I started....it became clear that the piece would benefit from more and more.
RED TREES 17.5" X 14"
Artist hand ice-dyed cotton, deconstructed screen printed cotton, machine stitching, hand embroidered. Edges clean finished with a facing.
To see what other quilters have been up to this week.....I'm linking to the following blogs....hop over for a visit. Nina-Marie's Off The Wall Friday, Crazy Mom's Finish it up Friday, and Sara's Whoop, Whoop Friday