Hooray! A month or so ago I registered for a three-hour workshop at the Lowell Quilt Museum called, “Applique Landscapes Workshop with Jo Diggs”. The workshop is this Saturday 10:30- 1:30, and it is all hand applique. I am so excited. I have improvised some landscapes from photographs as gifts, but that’s what I did: improvised. And the results were only so-so.
So what I have in mind is a lake scene…green grass, flowers, small beach, and a deep, dark, blue lake set against a background of tree and sky.
So, here is what I bought:
I love the contrast between the bright and dark blues, the bright and dark greens. Here is a slightly different view of the new fabrics:
Then I raided my stash to find more coordinating colors…
These are the blues. Now, here are the greens:
You can see a hint of bright yellow hiding there; the workshop instructor told us to add some fabrics with ‘glow’ spots….or I can use the top green and blue one for that.
Then, I will return to the quilt shop to bring my block of the month. I still have at least 44 squares to cut for the rainbow pieced lattice I wrote about here…..but I am going to work on that right now. I put the article on hold; I need an evening with fabric.
So, I hope that on Saturday I have some new photos to post….and I hope I have the dexterity and patience to hand-applique. As of now, I am really excited to learn something new.