2012 Challenge – FinishedJanuary 26, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Posted in Patchwork | 4 Comments
It looks that after posting about the process of making last year’s challenge quilt, I never got around to post the finished object. So, let’s remedy that omission:
From when we last saw that quilt, I finished the embroidery of the branches, adding finer stitches on top of the ones that were already there. Then I tried to make the transitions between the different fabrics less hard by painting the fabric. You can see the effect at the transition between the lightest brown and the grey.
To simulate the water, I layered a piece of light brown organza on top of most of the fabric. A few linear quilt lines keep it in place. A few beads at the edge of the organza empasize the irregularity of the waterline. While I like the way the reflections of the organza simulate the surface of the water, they do make a lot of the embroidery almost invisible. It’s turned out to be a very subtle quilt.
Here’s a detail:
What I love about those challenges? They allow me to try out a lot of different things in a small format. The fabric for the 2013 challenge is totally different, and an idea is already underway about what to do with it. I’ll try to post a bit more often, so you can see what happens!