Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Challenging Work.

I 've been working on my entry for our fabric challenge. I showed the fabric once before, but here it is before I took the scissors to it.

I photocopied the fabric first and worked on a paper version before cutting the  fabric.here are the rules.

My entry is pictorial, a river and bush scene. here is the background I have been working on.

That is a small section  - I can't show it all yet.The pink sections of the fabric are proving the biggest challenge. I have only been able to use pinks in some tree trunks and my lady not seen here. In some parts as there was only a fat quarter of fabric I' ve used the tiniest pieces to make enough in some colours. A lot of the greens are blue green which is not really grass or tree colour but I am trying to make it work.
 This is all raw egde applique and I have so far just used a straight stitch. Embellishing and maybe fancy stitches will happen nearer the end of the process. I have wool and beads put aside that may work.The work itself is leading me and the process. Amazingly so far no major problems or mistakes. ( plenty of time still ).
I'm not really sure why I decided to do this - it is taking hours of work.

9 comments:

Tracey Petersen said...

You are being very clever with your fabric!

Deb said...

Gosh that is going to be amazing all finished. Your ability inspires me Ali.
hugs Deb

Jennifer said...

That's rather gorgeous fabric! It will be interesting to see what you (and others) do with it.

julieQ said...

Very pretty! I can't wait to see it all...those hours will be worth it!

paula, the quilter said...

This is the type of challenge that makes one look at a fabric differently. I love what you are doing.

Meggie said...

Wow!

Molly said...

Quilt challenges are fun! Love the fabric...It always amazes me how diverse the ideas that these challenges bring out are, and how different each person's creation is from its neighbours!

Shirley Goodwin said...

It's looking good - look forward to seeing it finished!

Sooziii said...

Wow! Well done, it is looking great!!