Thursday, February 02, 2006

The view from above



Here's a shot of my newest project in the works.

I had this idea in the middle of the night one night to use the aerial view of a landscape as the starting point for a quilt. This is based on an aerial view of my town, Healdsburg. That's the Russian River you see curving off there. Or, my artistic take on it, anyway.

I've done a few layers of fabrics to work with reverse applique. It's all sewn together, and now I'm satin stitching the edges, which is slow going because of all the tight curvy places. But I'm having fun with this and I'm liking how it's turning out so far.

8 comments:

jpsam said...

I love this! I am always challenged by how a piece wants to be quilted and I've wanted to do a series of map/landscapes with contour lines.

Caitlin said...

This is WONDERFUL! I love the texture and the SPARK of that river... more, more, more!

Karoda said...

How cool...it looks like a park!

Debra said...

I LOVE this. The ribbon of the Russian River really makes it. (darn, I tried to find a verb that started with an "r")...

Gerrie said...

This is so cool. I love it.

Deb Hardman said...

Do you know how photos I've taken from airplanes with the intention of doing just what you did, but never gotten around to it? It's wonderful!

Mrs. Mel said...

Wow this is very arty! I like the fact that it is close up and not like the aerial stuff I have seen that looks like patchwork fields. You DO live in a gorgeous part of the world.

Anonymous said...

This is probably THE best looking quilt I've seen in a long time!! Great work.