Monday, February 11, 2013

The Storybook

Hope I am doing all this the right way, so here it is.

I started to make this small and simple but got carried away and now I have moved on to something a lot larger.  I have actually created a 3-dimensional quilted book with a full garden scene and many animals.  The animals and girl are photoprints on muslin, glued onto plastic sheet and cut out.  Dressed the girl in a flowing piece of fabric, made the well out of stone-printed fabric on texture magic with dmc thread for the rope (pulling up bucket), long-stranded yarn, silk and plastic plants/flowers for vines, etc.  Quilted the whole background as well as the "page" and "book cover."  Decided I had better stop and take a photo of the first half to submit before it got any later.  Hope to hear your comments and critiques.  Thank you for a great challenge.  I apologize for the poor photo.  Sandi

6 comments:

Lisa Quintana said...

I can't wait to see more pages! What great fun, and it is full of texture!!!

Tobi said...

Getting carried away with a project and doing it fast are indeed factors that don't go together! You did a great job, though, especially with the texture of the well. I might want to tone down the black for the well handle, looks like the girl might find it uncomfortable to lean against!

fastfriday said...

My granddaughter would love this--she's 3.Wonderful job of placing colors to make the eye move around the page. The texture on the well makes me want to touch it to feel the roughness of the stones. Fun, fun, fun.

Ann In Fallbrook, CA said...

This is delightful, Sandy! I love the texture you created with the grass.

Cherie in Del Mar said...

I am totally carried away into her storyland Sandy. What a fun and fanciful piece this is!
Cherie

CD MacKenzie said...

I like what you've done with the placement (overlap) of the various elements to create a sense of depth. The stone fabric used for the well looks especially bumpy and 3D, and the fibers adds to the touchy-feely sense of the grass underfoot. Please post images of the book when you're done...I'd love to see it Sandi!