Inspired By A Water Scene
With this summer's temperature reaching triple digits, I can only think of being on a beach somewhere. Especially since I've been doing everything else except quilting. Today I'm posting a quilt that was inspired by a water front scene from a trip to Acapulco.
Imagine a cool breeze.......
The quilt didn't turn out exactly like the photo as I had envisioned because I didn't have access to a variety of different values of fabrics. I was living outside of the US & ordering on the internet was not an option either. In spite of this, I was determined & went to work from my collection of fabrics & used textile paints. Thank goodness there was a small artist's shop close to where I lived.
This is the quilt that I made several years ago.
The foundation is made up of 2" or 2 1/2" squares. The wrought iron is my own drawing & is fused on to the background. The wrought iron applique is stitched down with invisible thread. It is free motion quilted with an all over leaf design.
What I learned by making this quilt?
I learned to do what you can with what you have. Part of the fun of creating a quilt is figuring out how to use your inspiration (a photo, sketch, or quilt pattern, etc.) & translate what you see. It can be a lot of fun if you're interested in duplicating what you see. However, it is a great thrill to create something original. Especially if you're trying out a new technique or stretching your abilities.
Didn't have a new quilting project to post so, I thought I would share a quilt from good times gone by. As soon as time allows, I'll get back to stitching by hand or by machine. The UFO's are patiently waiting for me.
Have a wonderful day!