November 16, 2009

At last...a finished piece



Hooray!  I am finally blogging again!  This is a landscape piece I started at QSDS but just couldn't seem to get anywhere with it.  I almost threw it away twice but grabbed it and tucked it inside a drawer.  Now I am really glad I saved it because I really like the end result.  Below is after quilting and before cropping.  After I cropped it, I realized that was what it needed all along.  It is made using my hand dyed fabrics. 



Before cropping and detail below



The hand dyed fabric reminded me of a stream running through a meadow, so I just went with it when I quilted it.  I had an old frame handy and decided I liked it framed.  It is 8"x10" inside an 11"x14" frame. 

11 comments:

SandyQuilts said...

I love it .... thanks.

Vicki W said...

It's lovely!

Susan Nash said...

looks great! I see you cropped off the left side that you didn't like.

yarngoddess said...

Fabulous...now did you save the blue sky you cropped off? You could make some wonderful inchies with that!
:o)

Vivian said...

Thanks for the nice comments! After I cropped the right side and part of the sky, I have enough left to make a small 5x7 maybe...we'll see. (Or about a hundred inchies!)LOL!

Mary said...

What a lovely quilt. Very evocative of a warm summer day.

Twila Grace said...

The framing accentuates the colors with the white matting. I agree that the cropping was beneficial. What a nice piece Vivian. Very nice.

Michelle said...

gorgeous, Vivian! Your work is always worth the wait!

Ruth said...

And again a lovely quilt. Cropping made all the difference

norma said...

Beautiful! And the quilting really enhances the design.

Ela said...

Gorgeous!!