Monday, March 8, 2010

A Walk in the Woods

     I am enjoying seeing the patches of grass that are starting to peek through the melting snow. The sunshine,  brighter blue skies and longer days definitely  made my weekend! I was at a soccer tournament this weekend and realized I better stock up my bag that I bring for the long car rides with some hand stitching. The soccer season is just beginning.

     When I visit Vermont, one of my favorite things to do is to take a walk in our neighbors woods. It is actually cross country ski trails but you can walk for miles and always find your way back home. I especially like to go right after the snow has fallen.



The texture of the trees and snow always intrigues me.


Peaceful....I just don't know what I would do if I ran into a large animal...

So after being inspired by the greens and blues of this walk, I created this piece.



 A Winter Walk in the Woods- 36x32

I haven't done the binding yet. I must dye the deep navy blue again and am waiting for some pfd  fabric I ordered.  Maybe I will put a visible binding on it. What do you think? I heavily quilted it with the lines being less than 1/4 inch. And I quilted each block separately which added some time to it. Heavy quilting also added some wave so I wet blocked it. It did help. I think I need to flat bind it because it is not a perfect square!



I like this piece because it captured what I wanted to represent visually from my walk.  I know from an art perspective it isn't a great composition but I do like it. And I will take that today.

Now I must move on to spring colors. Happy sewing, my friends.

5 comments:

  1. i like this colleen, i like that it isn't a perfect square or rectangle too.

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  2. Colleen, I love this one! I think the composition is good, but I am not expert! At first I thought it had an unusual shape, but after seeing the second picture, I realized the dark blue is part of the quilt, not the background.

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  3. Thanks girls-I like it's not perfectly square too.

    The dark blue is the background. It's one of the pieces that I "flat dyed". And I love the uniform color.

    I am glad to finally like something I did!

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  4. Are these all your own hand dyes? It's lovely.

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  5. Yes they are. From a Carol Soderlund workshop last winter- 3 fabrics stacked in a container with 3 different colors poured on.

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