Thursday, January 13, 2011


I've been playing around with an idea for a wall hanging. I started with some strips. Blues for sky and water. Yellow for sunshine.

Sewed strips together. Cut through the strips and reassembled offset.

Played around with some narrower strips (on the left). The first set was cut 2 inches wide. The narrower were cut 1.5 inches wide. Lots of orange in that one. Luscious, but not what I was looking for.
Cut greens for strips to add to the side. I'm choosing clear colors for a certain fresh summery look. Lots of play, not sure if this will ever make it to my final design.

I've signed up for a class at Quilt University, my first class! I'm taking "People in Places" with Linda Schmidt.One of the lessons is a seascape. I bought some supplies this past weekend. Metallic organza and iridescent sheer fabric, I think these are for seafoam. Can't wait to see how to use those! I might add some to the above.

Here kitty, kitty. I watched Susan Carlson on The Quilt Show a few days ago. Susan lives close by along the coast of Maine, but I have never taken one of her classes. She showed her method of painting with fabrics using a turtle outline. It looked so easy! I tried with this cat, the pieces are not glued down. This may go in the trash, but it was sort of fun. Another reason not to throw out any piece of fabric no matter how small a sliver, ha ha.


Deb said...

Your skyline, landscpe fabric is great. Kitty is beautiful.

binaryfaerie said...

Cute kitty! :3