19 June, 2007

Landscape in the making
I'm trying to use some fabric scraps that I've been saving for a long time. There's a lot of them and they are little pieces that I've dipped in dye to check colours, some were collected after workshops too.
I dont normally plan what I do, just roll up the sleeves and get to it, that way of working is proving difficult this time. It could be because I'm limited with fabric choices or I'm going about this all wrong. May also be a learning curve as one of my friends has suggested.

I didn't like the first layout so pulled all the pieces off and started again.
Now I've added more colour in the sky and a second row of hills and some acccent strips to outline the tops of the hills and I've free motion stitched the sky and hills because I felt they were done.

Next - I've added a road or a river, (we'll have to wait to see how that pans out) and I'm not sure if I like whats happening now.

I've tried to add some paddocks, (remember I'm limited by fabic colours), I really didn't like the paddocks, too much of a slope or too big or too colourful - then I got a headache and put it away.
Let me know what you think, please join me on this journey.


Vicki W said...

Cool! Cool! Cool!

Marg said...

Very very nice, the only bit that looks wrong to me is the orange paddock, I don't know why just is wrong. Other wise great. Marg

Diane said...

Hiya! I love what you're doing here...what a great way to use little bits. Are you fusing them or just attaching them via quilting?