Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Final sketch edit and choosing fabrics

I decided to enlarge the one wind turbine and did another cut and paste. I wanted to make sure that I changed things up from the original photo.


This is what I came up with. I still have those kissing blades, but I will deal with that when I block out the quilt.








I have a ton of fabric, but have suffered from buying small pieces of fabric in the past. So the background pieces that I am debating about are only fat quarters which makes the quilt about 12 by 20. Here are the 2 different backgrounds I am debating about. The one is a batik and the other is a fossil fern. The fossil fern gives a background in motion (from the wind turbines?) more so than the batik does. I like both of them. One thing I can certainly do is cut out the turbines and see how they look against both backgrounds.

What do you think?




I paired some lighter fabrics with the fossil fern that I thought might work for the turbines and blades. I would need to use small amounts of some others to get the shading just right.





Linking to Off the Wall Fridays.

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Sunday, October 12, 2014


Yes I do that once in a while. Now I am leaning toward doing the wind turbines and have been playing with it. Sometimes it helps to post it on my blog so I can see all the sketches lined up in a row. For some reason I can see issues more clearly on the computer screen.

My original crop and sketch.

windturbinescropped   Oct_CS_sketch1

My modified sketch after E’s comments.

Oct_CS_original modified

Now those two blades that come together could be an issue.








I decided to crop the original photo to include the wind turbine with the blade that E did not like. Here is the new crop and I did a series of sketches with and without horizon lines. The first 2 are without an horizon. One has a light background and one has a dark one.

Oct_CS_no horizon

Oct_CS_no horizon dark

Now for different horizons…one low, one high.

Oct_CS_low horizon

Oct_CS_high horizon

So more to ponder. At least now I can see them all together to make a decision on where to go with this. Please chime in if you want.

Edit added:

I literally cut and pasted some of the sketches together to get this arrangement. I think this one might have potential with a little tweaking. I have to walk away from this for a few days.

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