Friday, June 2, 2017

TREES IN SILHOUETTE

5 hours here, 3 hours there, over and over again.....eventually a project gets born. 
 As I mentioned recently, a friend's fabulous scenic photos inspired me to dig out this dyed painted fabric....it was just waiting for the right idea!
 The paper templates turned into fractured tree images.
 Next came lots and lots of machine stitching to provide texture, each tree section is heavily stitched.  The background is closely machine quilted. I thought the piece was complete, but then I had another idea.....
TREES IN SILHOUETTE 33" X 18.5"
Dye-painted cotton, applique, machine stitched.

Follow these links to see what other artists have been up to this week:  Nina-Marie's Off The Wall Friday, Sarah's Whoop Whoop Friday, and Crazy Mom Quilts.

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13 comments:

Kathy said...

Very, very cool! I love stylized trees and these are superb! Your work is inspiring me toward more thoughtful pieces. Thanks!

Jenni Mills said...

Lovely - striking, I came by from Woot Woot. I'm kind of new at link parties.

The Inside Stori said...

Welcome Jenni.....you appear to be a 'no-comment' blogger so I'm responding here.......glad you enjoyed your visit to my site and will return often!

Jo Vandermey said...

Very nice Quilting and design. Love the colours.

Angela said...

Looks great!

Linda M said...

Love those trees!

quiltedfabricart said...

Ohhh! The addition of the birds brings this quilt from really nice to amazing! Gives it just a touch of the whimsical. Love it.

Jayne Honnold said...

Simply fantastic! I'd hang that on any number of walls at my house. Thanks for sharing!

margaret said...

your trees have worked beautifully and the little bird finishes the piece off so well

Marianne said...

J'aime bien ces arbres très joli

Robbie said...

FANTASTIC!!!!! Love the addition of the birds! This is wonderful, Mary!!!!

Norma Schlager said...

Great design and vibrant colors. The little birds are the perfect finishing touch.o

The Idaho Beauty said...

I love those tree shapes - they are so within the style you have developed for dealing with trees in a less realistic way. These reminded me of a conversation in that Sketchbook Skool class I'm still working my way through. A student asked the teacher whose focus was urban sketching adding watercolor how to deal with foliage on trees and bushes. Her reply was don't try to draw every single leaf but just work in the watercolor in the general overall shape. And that is what you've done here.

And that other idea you had - those birds! They bring such life and interest. Just love this.