Blue Desert

 

Well here we are after Irene.  Here in Raleigh we only lost power for a few hours and there is some storm debris on the streets.  I’d say we got off very lightly compared to some places.  My heart goes out to all the flooded out people up and down the coast.

On a more positive note, I began the next piece in my desert series.  It’s a monochromatic blue and white piece, with lots of painting and the addition of some silk chiffon to soften the white areas.  I’m really not sure how I want to quilt this one.  I could do my usual organic flowing lines, mimicking the lines in the sand and sky or I could use geometric shapes that flow together somehow.  Hmmmmmm, any thoughts? I know for sure I will be putting in the shrubs using either machine or hand embroidery or couching or a combo of all three.  Whatever gets the job done, right?

Here’s the photo, courtesy of Pete Saloutos:

Here’s my interpretation after painting:

Blue Desert

 

How would you quilt it?  I’d love to hear your ideas!

Don’t forget, if you want to try your hand at this kind of art quilting, check out my classes and sign up at Bernina World of Sewing in Raleigh, or Thimble Pleasures In Chapel Hill.  I promise you will have fun and learn a ton.  P.S. It doesn’t matter if you can’t draw, I’ve found a way around that 🙂

 

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