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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

To Art Quilting and Beyond - Week 3/Part 3

Now for the pond part of the background on Spring Pond.

The fabric is a sunprint I did a while ago. I think it was what really inspired the pond part of this challenging collection.  While the silver tinsel inspired the rain.

When I chose it for the pond, I saw drops of rain landing on the still surface of the pond and ripples spreading out and crossing.  Here is what it looks like.

Now I'm really getting into hand stitching I guess...We took a short trip to see the grandkids today and I took this in the car and stitched some of the ripples. And yes....I even threaded my needle several times in the car!  THAT was a totally new experience. But one of the great things about hand work...it is usually portable!

I added some of the rusty metal and other bits from the collection of stuff for more ripple centers. I also used the blue/silver cording to give some grounding to the pond.

Now I place the raindrops where I wanted them.  Just need to stitch them down.

See them on Friday! Because tomorrow is another surprise.... a little spacey one.

Till tomorrow then!


  1. Who needs straight lines when you can do ripples like that... in a moving car! It's looking good.

  2. Thanks Els and Ann
    I've checked on LinkedIn and there is not a skill entitled Sewing In Moving Car! Too bad...I could use that one. I'll have to add it to my CV! Pretty impressive don't you think? LOL

  3. Doesn't your husband mind you handling pointy things in the car? ;)

  4. LOL!! If you only knew how nervous he is with me around any sharp and/or pointy things!! I have a history, let's just leave it at that. I'm rather surprised he didn't make me sit in the back seat!


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