Thursday, July 15, 2010

The process

I thought you would enjoy seeing my process for creating a new piece.
I went through my sketchbook and found a very old sketch of trees. Probably done one day after our daily walk in the woods. I fooled around with it a bit and updated it and then redrew a cleaned up copy on release paper. It measures about 15” x 18”.
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I then used another piece of parchment paper or release paper from the fused fabric and traced around base elements for a pattern. I used this pattern to cut out the green for the field and used my pinking blade rotary cutter to cut out strips for the fields. I assembled this on a different piece of release paper and built my fields and sky before adding in the trees and leaves. I used my wavy blade rotary cutter to cut long strips and then cut those strips apart to create the leaves.
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All of the fabric for this little landscape was pulled from my scrap drawers. I am on a big cleaning up and out kick this summer. Trying to rid myself of excess scraps and fabric. On that note my summer special on my website is to get a free fat quarter of fabric with any order over $20
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Not quilted yet so I will post again when it is.

4 comments:

free indeed said...

I would like to make art quilts like this but don't know how to fuse stuff on...don't have access to all those fusables called for. Need to find a tute for more detailed steps. I am also working on my scraps...I almost prefer working from the scraps than cutting yardage....

Diane J. Evans said...

How terrific to see your mind in action, Frieda -- thanks so much for describing and photographing the process for us. I always love seeing your sketches and how they inspire your quilts.

Diane

Julie Bagamary said...

What a fun and inspiring piece. Thanks for the details.

Nina-Marie said...

I love your use of value in these pieces - but OMG - your use of the quilting line is amazing.

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