Friday, July 15, 2016

Fat quarter landscape


The land of Zu

(Sorry the photo had to be taken in not so great lighting, the colors are better in real life)


I'm still finishing the binding on this one but finished enough to show. My idea is to make a landscape using just one fat quarter as the whole sky and water. Problem is I think the mountains/land look like clouds or something. The sky needs to be just alittle different. Also I used an almost white color which is cloud like.

I really love the colors though, so it's staying like it is.

I started another like it and really liked this color combo but .........

Once cut out - not enough contrast - kind of muddy


Better? Sort of

I think I'll go with this background and this one will try to quilt the sky and water with different color thread to see what that does. That's what I love about quilting - it's like a puzzle. Keeps you interested because you want to see how it turns out.

I'll let you know next week how it turns out



  1. Ah yes, I see what you mean about the clouds and the mountains in the Land of Zu. you need a horizon line.

    Ohhhhhh! On the bottom one, it looks like the sun is getting ready to peek over that daisy in the mountain! Cool!

  2. I think your completed piece is great as stands. It leaves it to the viewer to decide what is clouds and what is land......that purple background is great but I can see how it was too strong for the rest. Good choice to go with the lighter one. Will look forward to seeing your finished piece!

  3. Love the silhouette of the puppy!