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Jun 25, 2013

A Grand Plan

Wow! What a weekend I've had. I found the perfect fabric for my "Gone Fishin' " Block of the Week.
Obviously the photo does not do this piece justice but this is from the
 DAIWABO-E.E. Schenck Company. And yes, there is a "faded area down the very center of the piece which, to me, is great as a sun reflection.
There are other types of these fabrics out there if you are thinking of doing an overall fishing theme. But if this is not your thing, I do have other wonderful suggestions for the fish blocks so stay tuned.
From this point on, no sewing is involved yet. I'm just looking at all the possibilities for
"Gone Fishin' "

So, I staged two fabrics that I found in my stash to represent the sky. The first is too light.
Notice that I've added a different shade of green above the fabric I'll be using for the lake water area. That particular fabric will help with my tree line and background for some other things.

This light blue with clouds is perfect, don't you think!!
I decided to build a skyline. I found a fabric in my stash that looked like mountain colors but was too dark so I used the wrong side of the fabric and what do you know, it works well. So don't forget to audition the backside of your fabrics.

I've now added a tree line and to make sure that it looks realistic, the tree line is placed on top of that darker green fabric above the lake water fabric. I like these layers so far and remember I am only auditioning, not sewing or pressing anything down at this time.

Finally, I've added a shoreline with a rusty brown strip of fabric. The photo doesn't show it well but the shore is cut jaggedly rather than a straight line.
So that's what I've been up to.


Gari in AL said...

Wow, just like watching God create the world. ;-) Your fish are going to have a wonderful home. Mine are going to look like mounted fish, I think.

Podunkpretties said...

Love the graduated fabrics, it looks like the sun shining on the water! Wonderful use for this fabric.

Holee said...

Love the way you have made the scene with the layers of fabric. I might have seen this piece of fabric different by turning it sideways. Then the faded line looks like the sun coming up over a foggy lake. Isn't it strange how a flaw can give inspiration.

Guilitta said...

I am always amazed at how perfectly they realize in all these areas sind.Und again how little I know about it.

I would like to ask something, but somehow find no email address. Where can I get it?

Guilitta from Germany


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