Saturday, September 12, 2015

Another UFO- DONE!!!!

I did not have a lot of sewing time this summer but my husband asked me to make a wall hanging for a blank spot on our cabin wall and this project came to mind.
I started this wall hanging in Judy Sisneros' class,  I think it was called 'Strippy Landscapes', or something like that?  I can't remember, it was probably almost 20 years ago!  You can see the water and foreground are strips, simply stitched.  This was the technique being taught. Then I appliqu├ęd the boat on top.  It is a fairly simple technique to get a relatively realistic result.  Below is the picture that inspired the project.
That's a photo of the Triton cove, Hood Canal, WA. where our cabin is located (at very low tide).  The wooden boat is our 4 oar row boat almost beached in the eel grass.  I think my version is a reasonable rendering?!
I don't know why it took me so long to finish.  I think it was mostly that I did not have any place in my house that I wanted to display it.  But it seemed just right for the cabin since it was so close to the spot that inspired it?!
I hope you all had a wonderful summer, sewing or not!!!
cheers, CW

7 comments:

  1. It is beautiful Claire! You did an excellent job turning the photo into a quilt. I hope it will always bring fond memories.

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  2. I think it's great! Looks like you may have injected a little bit more blue sky than what's in the picture? ;-)

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  3. Very nice and a good rendition. How did you do the trees? You must be back--I didn't count the weeks, so I'm not sure.

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  4. Thanks for the comment. The trees were shreded mossy green and dark green flannel that I glued down and then did a lot of thread play on top. It's a good short cut way to make a textured tree look.
    cheers, CW

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  5. I think it's gorgeous and love seeing your inspiration photo for it. A beautiful finish and tribute, Claire!

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  6. Looks really close to the photograph! Great job! So glad you're BACK!! When are we going to get together? This week or next?

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  7. I love it! I love the checked border too.

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