I needed a big shot of color today because rain poured, wind howled, and sky and bay were gray. I also needed to finish some quilt projects that have been hanging around too long, so I spent the day in the studio (finally) surrounded by bright colors.
|View from our back deck early this afternoon.|
Our gutters were gushing, forming this little lake by the front porch, which segues into the next quilt I finished ...
"House On the Water"
I started this one YEARS ago and was never happy with it, but now that I've pulled it out again I do like it. The only thing I added was some gold with this Krylon gold leaf pen:
It has a lot of hand embroidery, and I painted every inch of the fabric other than the gold mesh. I used layers of silk organza to create more depth. A lot of roofs out here in the Northwest are green from moss (or lichen? anyone know for sure?) where the sun never shines.
For some reason I didn't put a backing on it before I did the quilting -- maybe I was thinking I would wrap it around stretcher bars? So I did a pillowcase backing and slapped a label over the hole where I turned it right side out. Done! And now I feel a lot better.
I just linked this to Nina Marie's Off-the-Wall Fridays, where you can see what's been going on this week in other fiber artists' studios: http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-november-blues-off-wall-friday.html
Have a colorful day