The piece is now quilted and trimmed...and awaits further feed-back before facing is applied. Why? Well...I am not fond of quilting skies and I have not fallen prey to the trend to quilt the life out of everything (i.e. to quilt everything densely)...so I've asked EB for some advice about my sky quilting...and my road quilting. (The trees and fields? I'm not concerned!)
Here's how it looks right now:
|It's Still About the Sky (C) 2015|
28" W x 24.5" L (before facing)
|Detail of trees, grass, sky...some road...|
I live (as I may have said before) in a small space. My studio is the largest bedroom in said small space. I have an 18" x 24" cutting mat on a surface that's not much larger. Trimming this piece (which started at 30" x 26") to make its sides 'even' was a challenge! No wonder I work "small"!
On the commission front...the client (my DD) who wants the gift(s) for her friends' tenth anniversary...well...she wasn't so sure about these:
|Maritime Trio (C) 2015|
Painted whole-cloth, quilted;
mounted on stretched canvas;
each = 6" square
So I made an attempt at a 'mini' in my "usual style" and came up with this:
|Maritime Memories I (C) 2015|
5" x 7 " matted to 8" x 10"
Materials: commercial cottons, batiks, silk hand-dyed with indigo
Techniques: fused applique, machine quilting, thread painting
Meanwhile...I await feedback on all fronts (my DD will be here Saturday to review!) and...I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday on The Needle and Thread Network...
Have a lovely evening!