Come on, sun!!! You can do it, you can actually shine here in February!..
...and actually mostly stay out, all day! See that blue sky up there? It still exists, wonder of wonders.
It is so good to get outside after weeks and weeks of cold and rain. And look what I found...
Marty's daffodils! Yes, they are poking up and getting ready to welcome spring at last.
Now, what does this have to do with my Embellisher experiment #2?
I have wanted to combine crazy quilting and landscape quilts for some time now. I have a long way to go before I get a handle on it, but in the meantime, it is time to start exploring, esp. with my new love, the Baby Lock Embellisher. What I am seeing outside is inspiration....
I thought I would create individual fabric "swatches" that I would piece into a block of sorts.
Just experiementing like mad. This is wool merino roving about to get felted onto the base of cheapo felt I was trying out.
Here are two chunks, ready to piece together on the sewing machine.
Another chunk in the making. I love what the Embellisher does to silk velvet...just puckers it all up, which we all know is what it really wants to do.
Whoops, busted a needle felting that ribbon over the seams on the right there. Dang it. I should have just couched that by machine.
Add a horizon line and you have a little landscape.
Some of you might have seen this coming. Embellishers were made for creating skies, I just know it.
So, fast forward to the piece as it stands now. It is hard for me not to develop it further, but I have to keep trying new things so I will let this stay as it is, at least for now. I added a bunch of chunky hand embroidery to see how it worked with the felted fabrics. It was pretty fun. There is potential here.