Sunday, November 23, 2008

Cottage CQ...Woods Finished

Well, all the seams are covered anyway.
Here is the left side....

....and below is the right side.....

The light green "leaves" along the seam-trees with the gray trunks are lazy daisies using Kreinik Soie Noppe thread with little silk floss lazy daisies in the centers of the lighter colored ones. I've been pretty heavy handed with the iron so have smashed these threads pretty flat. At the very last stage I'll put a few more "puffy" ones on top.
All these seam treatments are close in color and value to the background fabrics. I just wanted to increase the complexity of the texture and emphasis some of the lines without making it too busy with a lot of contrast.

Next comes the first of the foreground grasses....

We'll see how it goes!
It is fun to be experimenting, no doubt. But I'm already thinking ahead to my next mini crazy quilt project....it is going to be SO traditional.
My brother Ben always says that "moderation is the oscillation between extremes".....oh that is too true....
(He also describes himself as a "paranoid optimist"....I do so love my brother...)

11 comments :

paulahewitt said...

i think i like your brother too! a paranoid optimist, indeed.
nice work on the seams too - i enjoy following along with your adventures.

Judy S. said...

Looking good, Allie! What a neat project this is....

Jane said...

I can't believe how much you've got done especially having to use the pliers and prods. I'm still enjoying my study of your stitched pines, I'm enthralled with them.

Lindsay Jean said...

Another beauty! I'm really interested to see how those grasses come out. I nominated you for an award over on my blog.

Deb H said...

Gosh, are your fingers on fire yet!?! You are so FAST!

It is so beautiful! & thank you for the old photo. It really is neat. I love it.

Plays with Needles said...

I'm glad your sore finger pads will get a break; and your eyes will be more excited to move to another color palette, I would think.

sparkle jars said...

This is going to be an incredible quilt. :-)

Barbara C said...

I love the colors and textures of your grass threads. You're moving through this one so fast, you'll be done in no time. I guess that's why you're already thinking of the next project.

Summerset said...

It looks good - the stitching is still distinct enough to read as CQ, but not distracting from the whole scene.

Ravenhill said...

Oh, this is just enchanting! I love seeing all the threads lined up too!

Mary said...

Looking good Seester