|Sketch of design idea done in Paper53 on my iPad|
|Mock-up of design|
|Background for piecing|
|Foundations for umbrellas|
I live in Houston and our house flooded during Hurricane Harvey, so my quilt studio is very reduced in size, and most of my stash that wasn't damaged is in storage. I did treat myself to the purchase of Marcia Derse's beautiful set of half yards from her Palette collection, and those are what I used for everything but the sky.
|Cutting and ironing set-up on kitchen counter|
|Pre-cutting pieces for foundation |
piecing the purple umbrella
|Original pieced sky.|
|Sky alternative 1, printed fabric with clouds|
|Sky alternative 1, hand-dyed fabric from Frieda Anderson|
|Final choice with sky and part of water replaced, |
and umbrellas appliqued in place
|Embroidery using hand-dyed perl cotton (#8) from |
Laura Wasilowski and doubled 12wt threads from Jane Sassaman to make waves, birds and grasses.
Thanks for reading -- comments welcome.