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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Hand Dyed Giveaway

I'm taking a class on www.academyofquilting.com and it has stretched my comfort zone. This is good for me. My first piece was to be representational of water. I was very influenced by Linda Schmidt's example. We are only making the tops at this point and this is what it looks like today. 


In the second lesson, she has us investigating 'fire', as in forest fire. This is where I'd really like to hear from you!
A week ago my piece was at this point and I liked it. 


I had more to do, and I did! But it got to this spot, and I didn't like it. 


I thought I might just 'set it on fire' ! I had lost all the work that was behind these trees and it is beginning to get rather "thick".  So, out came my scissors. I trimmed out that red overlay from between the trees and even though I was happier, I knew it would need a final overlay and 'maybe' some filmy stuff across the bottom. The next three pictures are my options at present. Please disregard the excesses  that extend below the piece. Things are not trimmed to size yet!

Number 1: golden under lay piece and black tulle over

Number 2: a dusty mauve underlay and black tulle over


Number 3: no underlay, just black tulle over 


So, which one appears most like a forest fire to you?
Any suggestions?

Leave a comment to be entered into the drawing for some hand dyed fabrics, similar to these,
Or these,
Or maybe these,

I look forward to hearing from you. Leave your comment, before Monday 9am, (July 6, 2015) to be entered into the drawing. 
Let's Create Today, 
Luann



6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Luann, I prefer no. 1 with the glow coming right to the bottom of the piece. PosyP

Gill said...

I like #1 - it glows!!!

Happy sewer said...

While I like #1 I think I would use #3 that looks like burning embers. The gold behind adds depth to the piece. Susan

ritzy said...

I like the third one. I like that you have changed it. ritzy

Anonymous said...

The brighter yellow on the #1 pulls my eye away towards the bottom too much. #2 feels too dark. I really like #3 though - the dimension looks great, and the colors of the base of the fire truly do glow. -jdeluka

Luann Fischer said...

I want to thank you all for letting me know what 'spoke' to you.
Only a few more hours and the giveaway will be decided,,,
Luann