|cypress tree begins|
After purchasing one of her calendars I really wanted to make a cypress tree quilt. I've thought about how to do this for a couple of years and my recent attempts at painting fabric seemed like a good fit. So, I asked Michele if it would be ok if I used her photo to make a quilt. She said yes!
The challenge for SAQA Minnesota this year was to make a 14" x 20" landscape. The two goals seemed perfect for each other. I made the pattern, an outline of the tree and its shadow. I put my pattern under a piece of clear plastic with my fabric on top. I can see the outline of the tree through the fabric. I cut a piece of white fabric, a little larger than what I needed, made sure I had the colors of so-soft paint as well as Folk Art Floating Medium and I began to paint.
I still have more to learn with the paint, I am a little heavy yet and may try some different types of paints and fabric to see what happens. It will be fun to experiment. I want to make a number of flowers this summer.
Have a Creative Day