Monday, August 16, 2010

More Thread Work - Design Board Monday

Well, last week was busy.  Between getting my daughter to her writer's workshop and ready for school, it definitely put  a cramp in my sewing time.  It was a good mail week though since I got my order from Joann's which contained a new thread box and some new threads!  My life is so much easier when my threads aren't tangled!

Still I did get a few hours of thread work done on this project.  Its always amazing to  me how a piece with no texture looks at the beginning and then with added thread - how it looks at the end.  With the ground finished at QBL, I continued work on the tree this week.  It must have at least a dozen different colors before I was satisfied. (To see the thread work better - just click on the image)

Once the tree was  done, I managed to move onto the horizon line.  For that, I popped off my darning foot and put back on the regular sewing foot.  I just wanted to make very gentle waves across the mountains in low contrast thread.  I did decide to use rayon and poly threads though to give it a little shine.  With the tree I combined the two so that it would have texture with the cotton and rayons for the highlights.  Who knew there was so many decisions?????

So now I just have to finish up the mountains and then the sky.  I think the sky will have very little quilting in it - just enough to give it a "light breeze" feeling.

8 comments:

Carol A. Babineau said...

Yes, the threads do add quite a bit to a flat surface :) Great job!
Carol

Vivian said...

Lovely work. Another thing to put on my list of to do's.

QuiltSwissy said...

ooooh, it is looking fabulous.

Teaquilts said...

Love your landscape quilt with the thread work. It reminds me that I need to "play" more in my craft.

Gari said...

What a beautiful art quilt. I, too, love the way thread can so change fabric. That is the way I feel about a quilt when I take it off the frame. Thanks for sharing your creation.

Sally Hamilton said...

Such a pretty art quilt. What size is it?

Barbara said...

Beautiful work. I'm just now learning, and so reading your post is inspiring.

Suzanne Kistler said...

Lovely!!