Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Here is a Christmas Dove sending you a message of peace and joy for Christmas this year. OK, I know its not the white dove of peace that you would expect to see, but its still a dove. And it wishes you  a Merry Christmas in spite of its tawny color!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Yarn Shopping

In addition to the various laces used to depict windows in buildings, I also purchased some very cool yarns at Strands and Stitches in Laguna Beach. One of the yarns I used as a railing along the water front edge. It is the variagated blue green wavy piece just above the top of the boat. I also used another flat yarn on some of the buildings. With the popularity of knitting, there are many cool yarns on the market to use in fiber art pieces, so don't pass up a yarn shop just because you don't knit!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Lutrador Clouds

A couple of years ago I bought a package of "Lutrador" at Soft Expressions in Anaheim. I really did not know what to do with it, until this project came along. I needed some low clouds, so I opened my package of Lutrador and started to tears pieces off. Pretty soon I had some clouds to stitch on to the piece. I have seen Lutrador used for snow in other quilts.

I don't know about you, but I think this justifies buying more stuff that I have no idea what to do with!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

City Scape Water

For the water on the city scape, I place a dark organza over a light blue fabric that had a water like appearance. I needed the dark organza because the light fabric didn't look like an evening scene of water.

Next I used various pieces of tulle on the organza to depict reflections of buildings.