I have made a couple of changes to the truck piece. I asked for some suggestions from a friend, Ellen Lindner, who does wonderful art quilts and teaches some really fun, informative classes online and in person, ( www.AdventureQuilter.com ), and she mentioned that the background was too bright, and took the eye away from the truck. She mentioned perhaps using tulle or a paint wash to correct it. Well, I had already done the quilting on the background and thought the tulle would just flap in the breeze if not completely sewed down, so my alternative was to use a black paint wash. Let me tell you, it took some courage to take that first brush stroke on the almost finished piece! I watered down some black acrylic paint and darkened the leaves and tree, and I really think it improved the piece, don't you? Thanks, Ellen!
Monday, June 25, 2012
I have a picture that I took in the backroads of North Carolina of an old, rusting truck and I have wanted to do a large quilt of it for awhile, just haven't had the time to start. The project seemed a bit daunting to me so I decided to do a small piece to kind of work out the bugs. This is what I have assembled so far: