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Poco a Poco

I started to add the thread painting over the grasses on the left. I began with a straight stitch to secure the edges and found the fusing was not strong enough to keep the edges from fraying. I plan to go over them again with a narrow zig zag. I’m hoping that will add even […]

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In the Home Stretch

I’ve made quite of bit of progress on Foggy River these past couple of days. I’ve added the deepest shadow along the river’s edge, and fuzed the grass in the foreground on the left two panels. Now I need to thread paint around the grass, edge each piece, and quilt the panels. I’m expecting to […]

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Inspired to Make Changes.

The SAQA Critique yesterday inspired me to reorganize my studio once again. I have one wall big enough for a “Design Wall.” So that means my sewing machine and craft table needed to move into the center of the room. Now to figure out how to get an 4×8 foot piece of wall board from […]

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Explorations SAQA Critique

I just finished participating in an on-line critique of my “Explorations” as well as another Studio Art Quilter’s Association (SAQA) members’ work. It was a fun, satisfying, validating experience. Several categories of assessment were discussed. 1. Contrast: In the case of Explorations, the group thought there was nice contrast between the greens and blues, the […]

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Adding some Light to Foggy River

Today I added an eggshell thread to add some light to my deep background. Every little step of progress is a pleasure to me. I have to find a different fabric to overlay the bottom half for the water. The two options I have will not work. One overwhelms the delicate “fogginess” with distraction. The […]

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Pondering my Next Steps

I’ve added some thread painting to the deep background. The silhouettes of the trees with their reflections was a challenge. I’m not sure I got the reflections as well as I should have, but I think the viewer will get the general idea. Now I need to decide how to lay in the thread painting […]

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A Few Beginning Strokes

Finally got a little start on Foggy River. I’ve made a few beginning strokes on the deep background trees. Still thinking through how the layers will work. It’s a fun process. I’m enjoying the soft tones of blue and grey as I work. This is a very calming piece for me.

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