I have been trying to complete a quilted piece using a photograph of buoys from a trip to Cape Cod in 2012. I tried making this piece with the photo printed on fabric at a thread painting workshop in Santa Fe (see post dated 5/13/2014). I did not like the technique which used a piece of heavy weight canvas with batting. The piece didn’t lay flat with all the thread painting. So I discarded that piece. Last fall I took a class in acrylic painting class at a local art center. I am almost done with my painting of the buoys – still have to finish the fencing. (see post dated 10/7/2016).
Last year I started a fabric wall hanging using the photo of the buoys. I enlarged the photo and then made a freezer paper pattern of the pieces on the photo. I used fusible web to attach the fabric pieces to a background piece (Pellon #910 stabilizer). I used the triple stitch to make the background wire fencing. I used lots of different colors of thread and variegated threads to thread paint the piece. For additional shading, I used pastel dye sticks and colored pencils (Prismacolor). I used a hot iron on the areas where I used the colored pencils and dye sticks.
Keep having fun sewing and quilting. Donna