Sewing My Life Together

Small New Works

As you readers know, I have been experimenting with small landscapes with fabric. This past month I attempted to replicate a couple of beach scenes from my vacation at the Vineyard. Well, I wasn’t planning to actually ‘replicate’ them as an artist would, but I wanted to render the main visual points from the photo.

Taken from the street

Taken from the street

So I wanted to create a fabric, stylized version of this.

For the grass, I had the idea that I could use burlap shreds in several different colors, and make colorful umbrellas. So these are the two that I finished that I actually like a bit:

This is actually the second one I made.

This is actually the second one I made.

In this one, I piled the grass higher closer to the beach, and then quilted the front part.

This one is a little different.

This one is a little different.

For this one, I used feathered white curtain thread for wispy clouds, and hand-dyed lace for the grass and beach in the foreground. I am still not completely satisfied, but I kind of like them. In the next few weeks I will get around to framing them.

This entry was published on October 2, 2013 at 7:36 pm and is filed under Art quilts, Fabric Landscapes, Ideas. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Small New Works

  1. Very nice! You’re stash must be increasing they way you can just pick out the right material to use.

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