Feb 18, 2014


"The Riverfront"
28 1/2" X 27 1/2"
Original Design
Rawedged fused Applique
Inktense© and colored fabric pencil shading
Machine Quilted 
Barbara Strobel Lardon

The journey working on this piece was delightful.   I love constructing the background knowing that soon i would be able to work on all the details adding life to the piece.
I go to Sheboygan Wi. often and walk down the riverfront  seeing all the fishing boats getting ready to go out for the day.  They are a bit more modernized then these having given up the sails for a motor  but still the technique is much the same.  It is a busy time and there is excitement in the air with seagulls gathering in hopes that their catch will be good and they will get to feed on some of the bounty.
There are always some early risers such as men walking their dogs and artists or photographers out to capture  the moment .

Below are some detail shots.

I hope all of you enjoyed this journey with me and will return  to start a new one soon

This piece will be saved to enter in this years Quilt Expo in Madison Wisconsin.


Terri Stegmiller said...

What a spectacular piece you have here Barbara! I love all the details you've put into this.

WoolenSails said...
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WoolenSails said...

I think this is my favorite, lol. Will see if I still say that when you make the next;) I just love the subject, the colors and fabric choices, the details, just speaks to me.


Debra Dixon said...

I smell a blue ribbon.

Nellie's Needles said...

Your art leaves me breathless ... meaning I'm so engrossed in studying the details and effects in the piece that I forget to breathe. AWESOME!

Libby Fife said...

I have to say you really outdid yourself with this one. Great subject of course but your details always make the whole thing so wonderful. Good for you!

Unknown said...

wow! the details! there are reflections of color in the water right where they should be, gull wings just so, gears and riggings and a wonderful yellow slicker!! Currents in the morning grey green blue water. OH LOVE!!

Susan Turney said...

Just fabulous! And the journey we all got to go on from beginning to end was so much fun. I can't wait to hear about Madison!

Sharon Rotz said...

Stunning quilt. I will be looking for your quilt at the Expo (with ribbon attached!)

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