4/25/12

Fabric Tuesday/Wip Wednesday

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.





6 comments:

  1. This really looks interesting and fun! Can't wait to see more! Thanks for sharing.
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  2. Very interesting. Please keep us posted on your progress.

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  3. Lovely. I've done one landscape quilt in my entire quilting career, and that was back in 1986!

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  4. Oh I love this one. I swear I can see the reflection of the clouds in that lake, so pretty. Can't wait to see more :)

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  5. How pretty! I'd love to try a landscape quilt. I'll have to check that book out.

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  6. You're off to a beautiful start.

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