Saturday, March 06, 2010

Tree - Approx 7" x 12"

Done. On time. This has been a fun challenge. Actually much of the fun doesn't show up on this piece. I got out some presser feet, tried pintucks, gathering, and pleating. It was great to explore these ways of manipulating fabric, but in the end, I did not use them.

Tree started with a gelatin monoprint. I added scrunched dark grey fabrics for rocks at the bottom - scrunched over fusible web. Then I reverse appliqued the moon under the tree. Appliqued the rock fabric and the moon using monofilament free motion zig-zag. Quilted with metallic thread.

Thanks so much for this challenge.

Any comments/criticisms are welcome.


Cynthia Ann Morgan said...

Betty, you are getting to be quite masterful with your paints/dyes...this have some very cool effects. And the subtle complementary color scheme is wonderful.
Great job

Linda Mac said...

I like the scrunched fabric rocks, and the color combination you chose. Glad you had fun manipulating fabric. Perhaps you will use the practice pieces in future projects since you didn't use them here.

LAQuilts said...

Nice - I love the texture created by the paints or what not.

Betty Donahue said...

It looks like a nice place to take a moon light walk.

Carole said...

Love the colors in this.
good job on the challenge.

Cherie in Del Mar said...

Neat effect using the reverse applique for the moon. Such a moody piece...sort of Van Gogh-esque