Yesterday was a fun day. I got to spend 4 1/2 hours with my friend, Bette, doing a workshop at her house! We were working on a Karen Eckmeier's Accidental Landscapes project. Bette is ahead of me by two projects and is working on her third, so she was able to guide me as to what I was doing. She's a great teacher. Here's what my book looks like.
So I started on the practice piece Karen recommends one do before starting on a project. Here's what fabrics I picked to start with:
This took a loooooooooooong time to decide what to include. Phew - it took us all the way to lunch time. Then one has to decide what silhouette your going to use for each piece. Since this was my first attempt - that took a long time, too, So I decided to generally follow what Karen had done in her practice piece. I found that amazingly the landscape shapes will be pretty much determined by that first cut.
Who would have known?
So after much dithering and checking values with a red disk, here's what we came up with:
Mind you this is just laid down right now on a design board. And I'm thinking the lake has to be smaller so that the mountains don't seem to be floating. Aye de mi! Off to dither some more.
Since I was tied up most of the day yesterday, I'm posting this as a fabric Tuesday, Linky Tuesday, and a new WIP post today. Go on over to my sidebar and visit those blogs to see what others are up to.