Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Narrow Sea - Done!

Finally, this one is finished. I called it "A Narrow Sea" for obvious reasons.

For the gulls, I printed pictures unto fabric and then needle-turned them, which was much easier than I expected. These birds are about 1-2" from wingtip to wingtip. A friend gave me that marvelous piece of sky fabric!

The water has beads, some yarn that looks like seaweed, lace to look like foam, and some lamé peeking out in a couple of places. I also put tulle over the darker part after deciding it was too dark.

The sand also has tulle to give it varying shades. I only used one fabric for the three sand parts. It has small beads that look like shells, plus shells that really are shells, a little piece of driftwood, plus more beads and a fence with some of the same sea-weed looking yarn hanging on it as I put in the water. I outlined the shadow thinking a darker shadow would be too busy.


I really liked making this one. The label is also long and skinny, with a background photo of the beach in Florida outside a place we sometimes go to for vacations, and where I picked up the shells and other embellishments.

Next I hope to get the skinny mountain one done. It requires lots of threadplay, which I don't like doing. I keep telling myself to bite the bullet because it will be worth it.

8 comments:

Mary-Kay C. said...

Wow!! That is really, really nice. I think you did a fantastic job. It gives me inspiration to do a landscape type quilt/wallhanging. I can't wait to see the skinny mountain one.

Carmen Rose said...

Lovely

SueR said...

Elsie, I think this little landscape is just spectacular. I can imagine how much work has gone into it. I enjoyed watching it come together, and I think the other landscape will be spectacular too. Well done!

jovaliquilts said...

So nice! I like lots of it, great fabrics, but the fence is awesome.

hetty said...

Fantastic! Love how you did the birds. It's been fun watching this wall hanging evolve!

Rose Marie said...

Wow ...... what a fantastic quilt!

sewkalico said...

Simply stunning!!!!!

Twila Grace said...

Ooooo...I like, I like! These are beautiful.