I have completed 3 small landscapes studies which I started during the 5 day workshop with Sue Benner. I finished these pieces by adding free motion quilting and a binding using the satin stitch.
For the sunset landscape, I added more grasses in the water reflection using thread sketching. My fall trees (looked more like a forest fire before quilting) are now quilted with lots of thread sketching in the trees so hopefully they now look like trees. The last piece is a view from a window. For inspiration I borrowed a photo from Carol who sat at our table during the workshop. The photo is a view from a bathroom window at a resort in the Caribbean where Carol’s daughter got married.
I really enjoyed making the window scene. It inspired me to make a collage quilt with views from different windows from my travels. I have taken lots of windows and door photos while traveling. Since I plan to add the Caribbean window to the collage, I did not finish the edges of this mini-quilt. Small projects are fun to make – quick and easy – a nice break from working on larger projects. Keep having fun sewing and quilting. Donna