|Stitched with the Broadway font on the Janome Horizon 8900...not my first choice but it showed up better than the others.|
(For a full photo of Lucy's quilt, see the blog post titled 'Something Fishy.')
The water and sky were handpainted with diluted Tsukineko inks. After the batik mountains were added, I hit a wall. No, not the design wall, although I probably felt like hitting it at the time. :) I mean, I drew a blank. My creativity suddenly took a hiatus, at least on this particular project. Nothing else seemed to be working on this background.
The best I got before giving up and putting it away were the additional fabrics auditioned in the photo at right. At that point, a couple of readers encouraged me not to do what I was threatening to do, which was to cut this piece apart in the middle and use it for two separate landscapes. I'm so glad they did!
About the time Lucy was due 4 weeks ago, creativity had not only come back but had gone straight into overdrive. At that point both this quilt top and one other were being put together in record time. Yesterday, this one was finished, except for the hanging sleeve.
Photo #1 was taken on the design wall in the best light I could get at the time. Photo #2 was taken near a window with the quilt pinned to a big piece of green foam rubber. It gives you a better idea what the quilting looks like. Unfortunately, the tripod wasn't set up for #2, and you can tell...without it, I take crooked photos!
The other quilt top I mentioned being done is actually finished being quilted, as well, but isn't squared and trimmed and bound yet. I'll save it for next time.
Linking up with Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing's Free Motion Mavericks post and Confessions of a Fabric Addict's Whoop Whoop Fridays post. Be sure to check out the reader links at the end of each of these inspiring blogs.
Everyone have a great weekend, and stay safe from violent weather. There's been a lot of that around this last week or so.