Friday, January 18, 2013

Quilting Snow

This piece seems to be coming together, and it's growing on me -- so much so that I headed to the sewdio 1/2 hour earlier than usual.  I got into the groove by assembling my fourth "B" block from Easy Street, and then I changed to my walking foot to quilt "Sentinels".

I began with some 'ditching' in the long lines between the strips of 'snow', and then added some gentle curves to denote landscape.  (Original photo inspiration HERE.)

NOTE: the 'blue' fabric is really more grey than blue!

Switching to my free-motion foot but leaving the feed dogs up, I moved to the top of the piece and worked on the sky:

NOTE: The fabric colours are more accurate in this photo!

'Twas my C&G tutor, Linda, who encouraged me to quilt my skies and I have to admit, I rather like it!

In the photo above you'll see I've also stitched on the white strip of snow at the top of the scene; I used my FM foot and feed dogs up; the 'fabric' is really a scrap of white batting I've had for ????  how long?

So here's the piece in its present state, with some rock outcroppings pinned on, awaiting applique.  This will be followed by fence posts, power poles, power lines, bush and grasses, but this is enough for today.  I have some reading to catch up on.  :-)

And I'm linking this to "Off the Wall Friday" over at Nina-Marie's blog.

Surrounded by batting, prepped for more applique


Judy Warner said...

That is interesting that you left your feed dogs up. Was the effect to have less free movement in the fabric as you were quilting?

Margarita Korioth said...

I'm glad to hear that I am not the only one who likes to leave the feed dogds up, especially when I want to have more control on a mixed piece made from paper and fabric.
Love the combination of colors of this piece, can't wait to see what else you will add around :)

Nina Marie said...

I really do like the play with neutrals here - its so effective!