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Friday, 4 January 2013

"My World is Green" progress


The "Beginnings" of this were shown here way back in 2012!

I have now stitched the background pieces in place and added wind turbines. As much as I realise the importance of alternative energy I am very much in the "blot on the landscape" camp, but you can see where I am going with this. 

I have kept with the "green" theme and only used from my stash. No newly painted fabrics!
I have included some bits of upholstery fabric, along with bits of hand dyed, hand painted, batiks and the odd commercial.
On to the next stage.

17 comments:

  1. I like this style of work. Green for me is about color. Don't do the environmental themes. Color and line are great on this.

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  2. I love this style of work, too, and plan to make a similar piece "soon" with some of my scraps. The horizontal lines are beautiful.

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  3. This is really lovely Deb.

    You could try needle felting your next piece using this strip method - it will create a really interesting texture!

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  4. i always utter a little breathy "wow" when i see your work.

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  5. I just found your blog through Nina's Marie's. Such beautiful work! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  6. Stopped by from Nina Marie's. The greens are so pleasing, lovely piece.
    best,
    nadia

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  7. We both seem to have had a similar idea for this challenge and I shall look forward to seeing yours finished. I am using my existing stash too and finding it difficult to find enough green so other colours are going to creep in.

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  8. I love how the stitching makes the fabrics come alive. You even made wind turbines, look pretty, lol. We had one put up in our town and didn't know until they put it up and I can see it, even from my house. Never realized how big they are.

    Debbie

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  9. this is lovely-I really enjoy the horizontal feel your design and construction foster. My mom just finished an art quilt featuring both modern and traditional wind turbines. Her quilt has a vertical format (long and skinny, specified by the show), and I think it turned out very well, but I'm positively impacted by the sense of openness and peaceful emptiness your quilt format gives. It feels very characteristic of the environment in which one often finds the wind turbines.

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  10. I do like the green in this quilt... and the wind turbines in the background, it looks great.

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  11. I love how the colors in this piece mingle together.

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  12. Love the wind turbines and the vast expanse of green ... reminds me of the beautiful landscapes in western Illinois. Great work.
    Susan

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  13. You don't have to choose a word. You just keep making more and everything will be fine!

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  14. I just love it.........but I think the turbines look graceful and positive here.
    I find them far more appealing than huge great wrought iron work lol striding across the landscape like Transformers lol
    : ) Lyn

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  15. Meant to say, this one has a corduroy appearance with the finely stitched lines and its rather nice!

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  16. Oh, I love this! So many pretty shades of green, and then the earthy tones at the bottom to ground it all - very beautiful!

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  17. Just again proving that you don't have to have this big complicated piece to create beauty! This reminds me so much of my time driving through central NY where the distant windmills sit on top of gorgeous summer hills - I take the ride to quilt conference and it always marks the beginning of a week of creativity and renewal! gorgeous!

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