Karen Nickelson made this wall-hanging after visiting the Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho this Summer. She worked from a couple of photos.I love the reflection in the lake and the clouds in the mountains.
Take note of the dead snags in the foreground of this photo.
Karen opened almost every piece of snow dyed fabric I had. We hung different candidates on the outside of my booth wall (had a corner). We looked at the different pieces for three days. This one was the winner. Karen used Blue painters tape and Payne’s Gray Paintstik to create the silhouette of the trees and added a little thread work to give the trees texture. I love the fact that she didn’t try to do an exact replica of the photo, but gave you the look and feel of the mountains, lake reflection, clouds and trees.
Yep, here and at my Facebook Page. It is now an extreme close up of Emotion Red in the Waved Feathers Design. I am just about to start dying the fabric to be hand marbled. Always a ton of fun. Dreaming of new colors.
Here is what I woke up to. Just enough to call it snow, but not enough to do anything with. Either way Miss Molly is really happy and running around like a crazy dog.
Every project starts somewhere. This one started with a yard of Snow Dyed Fabric and a jacket pattern. My Snow Dyed Fabric is dramatic and I did not want it to compete with the body of the jacket. I hand dyed the jacket fabric and the flannel fabric for the batting. But it needed something else to give it life. That lead to experiments with all of the blue paintstiks in my stash.
Finally selected Iridescent Dark Blue for the Butterflies and Dragonflies. Then I was stumped on how to quilt the pieces.
Got inspired by an issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited. I do love it when a plan comes together and it turned into a Garden for the Butterflies and Dragonflies. I love the subtle use of the paintstiks.