Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Making fabric backgrounds


I am intrigued with the idea of making fabric for backgrounds using different techniques.  Gloria Loughman has been very successful using diamonds to create wonderful backgrounds. She makes much better diamonds than I do.  I wasn't thinking, and used the 30 degree angle instead of the 45.  It is still interesting, and will work for what I need.
 I needed something in very earthy tones, so I went through my batiks and found just the right ones.  I will applique the focal pieces on by hand, I think.  This one is for the International Robin.  I like using these earth tones, even though they are a huge departure from the colors I have been using.  It is good to try different things.
I will be with Bella the next couple of days, then I head north for my Gwen Marston workshops.  I am not sure there is an internet connection where I am staying, so I may not be online until I get back.  I will take plenty of photos, and give you all a full report on the workshop when I am able.  Until then, joyful quilting, everyone. 

5 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Now the lessor degree gives an interesting look - thank you for sharing. Enjoy your class.

Cathy said...

I like the concept! ♥♥♥

Venus de Hilo said...

Gloria Loughman's work is so inspiring. Your pieced fabric will make an excellent background for whatever you plan to do with it (look forward to seeing that).

Have a fabulous time at the workshop!

sheila 77 said...

It's so interesting to see you develop your addition to the International Robin piece. What an intriguing background.

dianehobbit said...

I love her work and have made the same mistake myself when using angels.