Saturday, April 05, 2008

C'est finis

The fat lady has sung: The edges have been bound and the two landscapes are as complete as I can make them.
(Please ignore the daisy pins holding the hanging to the rod :-( I forgot they were there when I took the photos)
The upper pic is totally fabric: machine appliqued.

The pic with the black (fabric) "frame" was worked using wool and some silk tops.

The settler's hut/cottage is of machine appliqued fabrics.

Both were based on the same small watercolour postcard: they were my first attempts at a 'true' landscape,and yet to me,both are so different.

At the present,I'm working on a quiltie: a six inch finished side consists of a square embellished onto a piece of cotton scrim,and further embellishments added.

The reverse side will feature a batik style fabric embellished with a hot glue effect(courtesy of a challenge a while back on the yahoo Textile challenge group)
I'm trying to work outside the traditional quilting square!
Watch this space.

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Nellie's Needles said...

The materials we have at hand, or those we choose to use, do influence the final outcome as you have so wonderfully demonstrated with these two pieces. I cannot choose a favorite between the them ... each one is unique.

Calidore said...

These are magnificant Maureen. Well done - I'm very impressed.

Maureen said...

Thank you Nellie
and Catherine.......
I always appreciate your comments.

MargaretR said...

I love your settlers huts landscapes Maureen.