Onward and upward, as "They" say! Today I fused the background layers to my foundation fabric...
I decided to stick with my instructor's recommendation to flatten the rolling Alberta hills a wee bit...and let the quilting do the talking.
I kept the thread toned in with each background area, and simply used my walking foot to stitch lines across the piece rather intuitively, even in the 'snow'. As for the sky...well, there I got a bit creative, trying to give a lazy impression of clouds.
Next up: the fence! Meanwhile, I'm linking this up to WIP Wednesday on The Needle and Thread Network, and going out for a spot of exercise! See you soon!
P.S. To the Gentle Reader who asked in the comments on my last post, "How about using a lighter dark of a slightly different color?"....I can't. This is meant to be a monochromatic value study, which means I have to use various shades of a single colour to create the piece. But thanks for asking. :-)
Wow! The quilting is beautiful! It really brings it to life. I love what you are doing. I can't wait to see it finished!
I am intrigued, can't wait to see the next instalment.
Looks like EBMC is a great learning experience!
Very interesting! I tried something like that to make just a fabric postcard and failed singularly, it is definitely not easy. You managed very well.
I like the straight lines and I'm glad you are seeing where EB's suggestions will take you.
I hope you will revisit your original background later, perhaps with an landscape from your imagination rather than a photo (just an idea that popped into my head). I see the basis for a series. Monochromatic pieces can be very compelling.
Watching for the next installment.
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