Apr 26, 2010

Erosion - April Challenge

28 inches X 16 inches 
Torn commercial fabric
Permanent fabric marker shading
Couched twine
French knot embroidery
Couched yarn binding

This is my interpretation of this month's Interpret This photograph.  I enjoyed this challenge because it was a landscape with lots of texture.  
I tore all the  fabric in this  quilt with the exception of the rocks.  I wanted the texture of the torn edge to  be part of the quilt.   In the quilting  I used a lot of zig zag stitches to also add texture and in some cases shading.

I also layered  small torn pieces on top  to add  to the texture and depth, machine quilting over the top and adding french knots.

 The rocks at the waters edge were roughly cut and shaded with permanent fabric marker and then machine quilted, shading the bottom where they were under the waters edge.

Lastly the twine was added and couched into place .
To add to the texture, a yarn binding was added to the irregular border.


Eva said...

I love these new quilts! They say so much, need no explanation.

Marie said...

I'm impressed. I keep trying and trying, but a Barbara or a Melody I'll never be.


WoolenSails said...

Only you could make a mound of dirt into a piece of art;) Wonderful interpretation on the piece.


Nellie's Needles said...

Love ... love ... love IT!

frannie said...

Barbara, you are so good with abstract interpretations. Bravo on this one!

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