Sunset on Cape Fear River – completed piece from Gloria Loughman’s Painted Landscape class

Mary’s photo

Painted fabric strips

I have finished my large piece (20″ x 23″) from Gloria Loughman’s Painted Landscape class at Empty Spools seminar in April.

This piece is based on a photo that Mary took from a restaurant along the Cape Fear river at sunset.

I painted white fabric with fabric dye paint to make the sky and water for this piece.  Fusible web was ironed on the back of the background fabric.  Then I cut the sky and water fabric into strips (1/2″ to 1 &1/2″ strips).

The horizon line was marked on the muslin base and then the strips were fused to the muslin.  Then the strips were sewn in rows using thread that matched the sky and water.  The land along the horizon was cut from black fabric and fused on.

To make the power lines, I used a white marking pencil to mark the outlines of the power lines.

Using a walking foot, a triple stitch and black thread, I stitched the power lines. I used a black pencil to make the shadows on the water.  I used a facing to finish the quilt.

Finished piece.

I really enjoyed painting the fabric.  I plan to do more painting in the future.  Gloria was a wonderful teacher.  She was very helpful and encouraging.

Keep having fun sewing and quilting.  Donna

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