Still not finished but much happier. My good friend, Gene, the very talented artist, and my other wonderful blogging friends, Cindy Merilyn, Andrea, Betsy, Karen Margie, Gari, Sandra & Winona gave me some wonderful ideas about depth, foreground and background, which I'm never sure of, so thank you my friends.
Digging around in that stash bin again, I ran across three fabrics from dark to light that I bought would work well..... once I cut and pasted those in, I needed something to add interest to them..... what now???? Ah, yes..... snow capped mountains.
At this point, I'm toying with the rustic wooden fence that has seen its better days. And I need to finish off the top of this block with a lighter fabric.
I found a great pinkish batik fabric that I loved on the spot and added it to the top of the mountains. I decided not to use the gate and went with the skewed fence posts.
Next, I found some netting to add as a cloud line to soften the skyline from the bottom of the mountains.... Love it!
This is going to be the middle block or possibly the center of a quilt of indeterminate size..... LOL, you know how that is, right?
Now, for that stash talk and bustin'...... we, most of us know, have more that enough fabric for one person.... and I for one, have way too much but I always feel that I need more. This year, 2011, I decided not to buy yardage for a change..... I tend to get
I have to say that I'm a happy camper by doing it this way. When I do go shopping with my "wacky" buddies, I usually buy fat quarters, which is more than enough for the things I'm doing these days. With me budgeting this way, I'll be able to sink my savings into my second passion.... embroidery designs..... OMG, there are so many out there, it makes my head spin just thinking about it.
Take a breath, calm down, relax..... that's what I say to myself when surfing the Net for designs...... does it work???? What do you think
P.S. shhhh When Nature Calls (WNC) Block #1 is just around the corner (July 28th) so get ready for the fun.