Despite not having a clue what I was doing I survived January's quilt. Ineke sends instructions to follow and I almost managed to stick with the brief. I am a tutor's nightmare because I always want to do something different. Here is my sketchbook.
And this is my unbound A4 sized finished piece. I haven't bound it because I'm waiting to see what the other months look like and whether I bind them all to match.
As you can see from the finished January quilt I didn't use the building shape that I liked. However the opportunity came with the instructions for the February quilt. I played about with the size of the building in my sketchbook and made a foam stamp.
I painted my sketchbook page with watercolours and stamped my building shape. I also 'stamped' the grasses with a piece of card and some acrylic paint. I printed out my original photo in black and white and painted it with watercolours.
I used some bought fabric for the land and some painted cotton for the sky. I used Markal paintsticks to make the tree shadow in the background.
I handstitched the shading.
I machined stitched the quilt. It is still unbound but I cropped the photo.
The grasses are a bit out of proportion with the building! But hey, isn't that what artistic license is about?
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