Another one of the quilts I put in our local exhibition ( see here) was a landscape that I had been working on for a few years. It was made to reflect the view that we had from our new house, which is about 4 years old so I guess not so new anymore! This is the finished textile art piece:
It had taken me a few years to do because I struggled with it a for awhile. I initially started it as an exercise in working with a neutral palette, wanting to experiment with a limited range of colours but that eventually changed as the picture developed.
I used lots of fabric scraps, fabric that was given to me, some scraps even from the floor of Indian tailors (Thanks J!). I used dyed cheesecloth, old linen, did lots of free-hand stitching, hand stitching, raw-edge applique, couching, felting and embellishment.
I have lots of affection for it, given that so much thought, not to mention squinting and head-turning (why is it we put our heads on the side when contemplating?) went in to it.
To finish it off I then decided to give it a border and attach to a canvas.
As it now has a red ‘Sold’ sticker on it, it also makes me happy!