I'm taking a break from the wool appliqué to get back to what I used to do -- abstract quilts with hand-painted fabric.
STITCH has issued a challenge to make a 22x33 vertical quilt with the theme "Colorful Landscape" for this year's library show. So I pulled out some fabric that I painted years ago that reminded me of a landscape.
I generally use Setacolor by Pebeo fabric paint on white cotton and water it down so it runs around on the fabric and creates interesting patterns.
Then I free-motion quilted it, mainly following the patterns made by the paint.
The top photo shows an orientation that reminds me of rolling hills covered with wildflowers under a blue sky. I think that's the orientation I'll use.
The bottom photo flips it upside down to look like water (with a bump in the middle) under a sunset.
Next I'll put on the binding, after I make a Starbucks run.
And speaking of landscapes and water, Dave was out kayaking this weekend with two friends. The sun is slowly creeping back and the days are getting longer!
Have a colorful day