Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The View From My Hammock

"The View From My Hammock," 20" x 27.5", made by Pam Geisel, 2015

This art quilt is based on a photo that I took of the sky and the trees from my back yard a few years ago.


My original idea was to make the sky with square pieces of fabric, similar to the way I did it in "High Line in New York City," but it just wasn't working for me. I was happy with the way the trees and roof were going, so I focused on them and saved the sky for last.


I tried a few ideas then cut some organic oval shapes and that seemed to work. I fused the pieces and quilted them down with long, curvy stitches, and added some pieces of lace cut in a similar way that was attached with the quilting stitches. You can see one of the pieces of lace at the top of the photo above.


Then I quilted around the edges of the trees and over the pieces that were fused down. To finish, I used a knife-edge binding.

You can click on any of the photos to see them larger.

3 comments:

Pamela said...

That's a wonderful view, and the quilt is great! Love the way the sky came out. very nice.

Debbie said...

Pam the quilt looks fab!

Terry Aske Art Quilts said...

Beautiful!