Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Metal Quilts & Mowing...

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I have been playing with metal, embossing tools and alcohol inks
It has been great fun!
My plan is to sew these onto my quilts...





I drew out small leaves, free-hand onto metal sheets.
I plan to cut these out and sew them on a tree.
I just need to make the tree...




I chose this piece of sun dyed fabric as my background





The metal leaves get along nicely with the sun dyed fabric





With a pencil, I sketched out tree branches...

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then click it again to zoom in tighter.





I plan to paint the tree on the sun dyed fabric...





I chose a Lumiere paint and a brown textile paint to mix together to create the tree trunk and branches.





I am happy with the paint color for the tree.
I will finish the tree then add some leaves...





At this point...
I am happy with the colors.
I am just not sure if I need to add more branches, more leaves, is it too bare?

I need to get away from this for awhile...



I think I'll go do some mowing


Climb on.....let's go mow the pasture





Ahhh.....what a great view





Straight ahead, in the distance, is Mary's Peak





Mowing has always been something I enjoy





I find it rather methodical and relaxing...





Mowing gives me time to sit back and think...





Now let's get some mowing done...




Let's head down to the river and take a look at some of the trees growing there...


The trunk is dominant on this tree, the leaves aren't so visible.
I do love the bare look of this tree.





This is an even ratio of trunk and leaves...
I like the balanced feel of this tree.





This tree, growing along the banks of the river, caught my eye...





The sun is shining through the moss hanging from the branches, and illuminating it.
It is soft and beautiful.





The pasture is so happy with its new hair cut...
All of the weeds and blackberries are gone.





This is the view over my shoulder behind the tractor.
We are almost done mowing...





Hard to believe you rode around with me and
we mowed 25 acres together.
That gave me lots of time to think, gave the painted tree lots of time to dry, and now I am headed back to the Thread Shed to take a look at the quilt with fresh eyes...

More to come tomorrow...

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn

6 comments:

Sew Many Quilts said...

What fun! I too enjoy mowing. It is always a challenge to take the most optimal path around the yard. Most often it is the pebble in the pond, going around and around the house. Of course my mower is much smaller than yours and yard less than an acre. Lately with it being very dry and no grass to mow I get inspiration on long walks though the town.

luckymom said...

What a beautiful countryside. Thanks for the beautiful views. I too love mowing.

Quilt or Dye said...

I enjoyed mowing your 25 acres. What a view! Any chance you will give more information on the metal, embossing, and alcohol ink process? I love the finished results!

LuAnn Kessi said...

This Thursday our Permission 2 Play group is playing with metal, embossing & alcohol inks. Next week I will have images posted to this blog so you can follow along with this technique.
LuAnn

Anonymous said...

I love your work so far. Would you like it better if it had some movement -- perhaps some wind with leaves blowing off and onto the ground. Fall is here! :)

Robbie said...

love seeing the progress on your 'tree'..metal pieces are great..and thanks for the ride on the mower!!