Friday, September 18, 2015

Flying over mountains last week

 


I haven't paper pieced in years and now I remember why. I wanted to participate in a swap type thing on Facebook so decided to give it a try.

This is my first attempt - see the propellers are to small and I had to add some chunks to fill in on the right. Then when I measured it was 1/2" to small :-/ but I did it again using huge chunks of fabric and cutting it down as I went and it came out ok. Not my forte but I'm glad I conquered the challenge.

 

Now on to the fun stuff! Back to my roots with a mountain landscape.

Should I put rocks on the left! Does it look unbalanced to you?

I started this last week and am finished except that last adding rocks part, if you think I need it.

Enjoyed making that one so much I started another. These are easy to do and enables me to play with my stash which is my favorite thing to do:-)
We are having a stretch of ridiculously gorgous sunny, low 80's, low humidity weather right now so I'm off for a hike and a swim -
Have a great week and get outside!

 

 

 

 

4 comments:

  1. I think it looks perfect! That dark brown piece on the left balances the rocks on the right and leads the eye to the mountain top. LOVE the sky!

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  2. You certainly can piece landscapes easier than you do planes to fly over the mountains! I love Paper Piecing. One f my to do projects is an airplane quilt.

    Than piece you used for the lake is gorgeous. It really makes the scene come alive!

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  3. Rocks on the left may make the piece feel to symmetrical. However, with just rocks on the right it feels a little unbalanced to me. Since you love playing with your stash how about trying other features on the left, such as small shrub or a close up branch. Landscapes are truly your forte.

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  4. I like the piece with the rocks on the right and don't think you need anything on the left--the stitching on the mountain's left side draws your eye to that side perfectly.

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