For the first time on months, I am finally getting back to sewing… least a little bit! It is vacation time around here and after a long weekend of camping, I stole away to the sewing room for a bit and started to play with some strips of hand dyed fabric I had laying around. I think these pieces could be considered my very first landscapes. Here is the first one:

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This one actually measures about 5″ x 7″. The color here is not exactly right, something I need to work on. Here is the second:

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This one is a litle bigger, probably 8″ x 12″ or so. Too lazy to get a ruler :). I foundation pieced both onto a piece of Warm and Natural batting. Now I need to decide how to finish them. I am thinking about mounting them to canvas and adding a frame. Any ideas? Not sure I will add any more quilting but I reserve the right to change my mind!

So this is a start. I hope to steal a fe more minutes today to do something. I need to get past the idea that everything has to be a masterpiece and just play again. It has been too long.

If it ever warms up in Michigan, I want to dye some fabric again. Yesterday, on July 1st, 2009, I wore sweats and wrapped up in an afghan to stay warm while reading a book IN MY HOUSE! This is ridiculous! Where is that global warming anyway?

Until next time…..


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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2 Responses to Finally!

  1. Kathy says:

    I like these pieces just the way they are. I agree that they look peaceful.

  2. Katy… these look good, glad to see some ‘mojo’ happening. Sometimes it can be really hard!
    These are good as is, or you could do some thread-painting on them… or applique of some kind. They look ‘peaceful’.

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