Well....it's a dreary, foggy, chilly Monday morning here in the mountains, but I have that warm and fuzzy feeling like we all get when a project is coming together....just like we hoped it would.
The background for this piece is ice dyed cotton. I've been fondling it for such a long time! In July I'll have another opportunity to exhibit nature based quilts at the North Carolina Arboretum. This fabric was calling as I begin a few new pieces for the show.
The red tree shapes, made from deconstructed screen printed cotton fabric, were fused. Fusing is not a method I use often, however for this design it was the right choice.
Some simple machine stitching provided more details.Okay....so now I got the preparation over with, and the fun can begin. I plan to hand embroider the entire background using some simple stitches. Here both long and short stitches, using size 12 Valdani thread, highlight the rusty color areas.
I hope you'll keep reading and watching the progress.