Sunday, December 30, 2007

Landscape Collage


OK, I'm starting off with, "sorry for the poor quality photo" ... that phrase is my particular bugaboo!, but ... this top photo is a tiny framed photo (4" x 6") of a lovely meadow in the Smokey Mountains, called Cades Cove. I used to ride my bicycle in this area, and it was beautiful, both visually, and spiritually. (Plus, I was 15 lbs. smaller, and actually had muscles and a flat stomach -- oh dang, it that's another story.)

I used the small photo as inspiration for the landscape collage, in the next photo. We had a class at our Guild, and each brought a bunch of possibly appropriate fabric, fused it to stabilize the edges, cut it up, fused or sewed it down, put a frame around it, and voila! I just love it. My end product is a more reasonable size. (Hey, putting a frame around ANYTHING makes any project look even better!)

Funny thing - the wall is the same wall behind each photo! Look how the colors have changed. I would LOVE to do this again - and encourage any of you to try it out, although it doesn't use much fabric though .... Also, keep it simple.

11 comments:

joyce said...

Nice job on the landscape. I tried it but was not smart enough to keep it to a reasonable size. Live and learn.

Gail said...

You did that with fabric?? Terrific job, I have been considering trying one of these and you have encouraged me...(or do I mean 'enabled' ? lol)

Patti said...

Beautiful - absolutely beautiful! I've often thought I'd like to try this. Alas - too, too many things that I'd like to try "someday".

Angie said...

What a wonderful picture, Elaine!! I've done the 'snippet' one time, made a bouquet that I love but still haven't quilted it...hmmmm, wonder how long ago that was? LOL Your fused collage is just beautiful!

Mary said...

With my recent obsession with postcards one of the new books I bought is on small landscape quilts so I'll be trying some of these quilts on postcards.

Yours turned out lovely and the frame just makes it!

Sweet P said...

Absolutely stunning. I'm too chicken to try something like that although I've been thinking about it.

meggie said...

Very very nice. I have often thought of doing one, but had been a little daunted, but seeing smaller, I just might give it a try!

Libby said...

Fantastic work - the sky is just stunning.

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

That was a beautiful intrepretation of Cades Cove. I know exactly of where you speak. I've always wanted to bring my bicycle there and ride. Now, it's going to move up on my list of places to go and things to do.

Shelina said...

Landscape quilts have been on my to-do list for a long time. I even bought fabric specifically for landscapes. Someday...

jettstream said...

From another Cades Cove girl: I've always thought that if there is a God, he made Cades Cove first. What a nice piece for your Nebraska home!