We have to do a landscape for our May master class lesson. We are supposed to remove things from our landscape and rearrange things to make a good composition. Then when we make the quilt we are supposed to add something.
I have been fascinated with fog since I was a kid. I remember standing at the top of a hill and watching kids going down the hill to the school bus stop and disappearing in the fog. I thought that was great. As a young adult I remember running in Acadia National Park in Maine in the fog. I recall how the fog made me feel like I was in a world all by myself. It muffled the sounds around me as well as muting the colors of my world. It was like running in a soundless, colorless world. As a meteorologist I always love discussing how fog forms in the classes that I teach. This time of year we get a lot of fog. The days are getting a bit more humid and the nights are still cool so fog forms. I have always wanted to try to make a quilt of woodlands in the fog. In my mind that would mean making a quilt with very low contrast since fog reduces visibility and lowers contrast. I want to convey the fuzziness of the world in the fog.
Here are my sketches. The first is the original sketch and the other two are cropped versions of the sketch. I forgot how much I missed sketching until I took this class. It is fun doing some sketching again. I tried to show the fuzziness of the woodlands in my sketches and it should be interesting to show this in fabric.
So what did I take out? Lots of the trees.
What did I rearrange? The trees to get uneven spacing of the trees.
What will I add? I am thing of adding a bagpiper piping in the woods. My husband is a piper so I will use a silhouette of him. Not sure where I will place him yet and I may still have to rearrange trees to pick the perfect spot.
I used his silhouette in a quilt before so I may use the same one. You might remember this quilt that I made for him about 5 or 6 years ago.
What do you think? Do you think creating a quilt of fog is something that can be done? Have you ever tried it?
Well only final exams and some meetings and I will be free for the summer…free to create full time if I feel like it. Or free to read a book!