Here you have it....
The old Bird Island is on the left and the redo is on the right. I put a picture of the piece on a Quilting Arts critique forum. One lovely lady wrote a whole page of comments and tips. I took it to heart and made some changes. The mail box is more aged as is the post, and the water has more motion and appears to have the tide coming in. I like it... hope you do too because it is FINISHED!!! I'm moving on.
Hugs from Mary
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
She always seems to be right where I want to work... cutting area, sewing table, ironing board. But, now I've solved my problem... I found an old pillow that one of my first grade students gave her years ago. Will she crawl on it to sleep??? You've got to be kidding! What planet are you from? Since when did any cat do what we want them to do? :-)
Hugs from Mary and Princess PP
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I also practiced stippling and am pleased with my result around the border. It took a lot of time and PATIENCE... but I persevered. The binding is Phillip Jacobs "Shell Montage" It seems to have all the colors in the piece and more.
The hardest part was stitching in the birds. You might notice that the sky fabric is different than the earlier post. Well, that's because I royally screwed it up when putting in birds. So, I fused another sky fabric right over it and started again. Only, this time I practiced a lot more on stitching birds.
Thanks to all who offered suggestions for the lettering. I got some great advice and know so much more about fabric pens now. What a discovery process this all is. Even better, all of you fellow quilters are so thoughtful and helpful. Thank you!
Hugs and keep on stitchin'