Sewing My Life Together

Finally! A Trip To The Fabric Store

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:

Bright colors!

Then I raided my stash to find more coordinating colors…

These are some of the companion blue fabrics I found on my shelves.

These are the blues. Now, here are the greens:

I am eager to see which of these I will actually choose!

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.

This entry was published on September 13, 2012 at 11:53 pm. It’s filed under Fabric Landscapes, Interests, Landscapes, Quilting and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “Finally! A Trip To The Fabric Store

  1. Love the fabric store! And the class sounds interesting.

  2. Shirley on said:

    I am intrigued by conceptualizing creating with fabrics via colorwork. It is giving me a creative itch! Appliqué is (and has been for a long time) very popular in Japan and I have an appreciation for it given to me by Japanese relatives and friends. Looking forward to seeing what you make!

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