Yesterday I worked on my first sample landscape quilt. I’m pretty happy with how it is turning out! The piece is pretty much monochromatic – all shades of purple. One element I particularly like is a hand-dyed, handwoven mountainous area. The handwoven fabric adds a really nice texture to the piece.
The quilting was done on my machine. I’m getting much better at free motion quilting. In one area I did a stipple type free motion while in another area I did what I might call corn rows (I wanted the area to appear to be rows of garden flowers).
Today I’ve begun to add beads! Adding some teeny tiny beads with embroidery threads radiating out from them created lovely stars. I added some round brownish/gold beads to the handwoven fabric ….just because. No seriously, I love the bling look of beads and I don’t have much of a stash so I used what was on hand.