Monday, July 05, 2010

Ch 45 - Geology

This has been a busy spring and I haven't had the time to participate the past couple of months. We bought the property next door which has a small building that will be used as a quilt studio and guest house. While moving sewing items over there yesterday, I came across Bargello-Bears which I made a couple of years ago, and I realized this is the geology strata that is this month's challenge.
I apologize for using an older quilt, but I so wanted to take part in this month's challenge.
After making the strata, I wasn't happy with the quilt, so I started adding applique items, until I was happy with the result. I think it is more interesting with the bears, fish, and trees added.

7 comments:

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

It fits the challenge nicely. Very nice job.

Carole said...

The colorplay could be geo... looks great! Must have been fun to make.

fastfriday said...

Linda, I agree that your additions really made the piece, especially the tall tree trunks. I love it!
Chris Predd

fastfriday said...

Linda I like your colors it does look like a fall scene in the mountains. I think I would have enjoyed it a bit more if your bargello sections had been a bit larger(longer)and you had used fewer fabrics for the background. The 20 fabrics makes the bargello it a bit busy, and I can see where the strata without the applique wouldn't have pleased you, the trees esp add a design feature that links and ties all of the of background colors together. Hope you get settled in soon.

Kathy Walker

Janice Paine-Dawes said...

I like your use of the vertical trees to balance the horizontal of the bargello.

Joni said...

Very interesting use of a bargello background. Your trees add the prefect touch, creating dimension to your piece. It's great how you took a flat bargello and turned it into a 3d scene! Nice work!

Cherie in Del Mar said...

So fun to study this piece! Every time I look at it I see something new. At first glance, I saw the birch trunks as waterfalls and liked the idea. Took me a while to see the connection with the tree canopies...lol. I especially like the jumping fish and fishing bear.I love the color progression, I think it gives a nice sense of depth and dimension...Love it!
Cherie