For years I've been working on a series of free form landscapes.
This year for the rainbow scrap challenge, I decided to use the color that month, follow my heart, and just make what makes me happy. No big plans, just enjoy my fabric.
did you notice how the effect changed when I sewed the sections with a gentle curve instead of overlapping the raw edges? I did.
Every sewing day is a learning day. I don't know which effect I prefer on this piece but I lost a bit of wildness when it was all tidy and seamed and finished off. I also added in some more curvy bits and a sky. It will be somehow floated on a background next.
For now, lets look at the water scene..
when I added in the bottom strips, and I love the really skinny stripe's effect in the corner, I didn't like the abrupt color change, so I think I'll lay a little raw edged cutaway strip as an applique.See it like a little hill?
|11" tall X 21" wide|
I am content!
This is the purple mountains with sky added
|18" X 21"|
I can! I do like the curve sewn in here.
I also made some scrappy diamonds to go with last year's gemstones...
some black and white, some colors with black. They are loose now, because I think these, with the white ones will be used somehow to set the gemstone.
As usual, click on images to make them larger and see details.
I plan to enjoy the RSC this year, but working with the color of the month with no big goal in mind. Just use of color.
It flows with my mantra of "follow your heart" and feels better to me than a fully designed bed quilt. I don't need another bed quilt but I always need artistic expression in my life.