Saturday, September 30, 2006

By way of background

This afternoon I went through the painstaking process of foundation piecing this background for a not-to-be-disclosed applique (gasp!) project:

It seemed to take ages and I haven't finished yet. Maybe it was because I was distracted by a great SBS documentary on New Zealand artist Colin McCahon, closely followed by a riveting final quarter of the Aussie Rules grand final. The Sydney Swans lost by a mere point - oh no, Erica will be inconsolable!


Blogger Deb H said...

Wow Brenda that's beautiful already.
How big is it? It's hard to tell from a photo.
I haven't been ignoring your advice on the banner, just haven't any time to play with it yet. Maybe soon. Thanks again.

September 30, 2006 8:40 pm  
Blogger Hedgehog said...

I love that background. I would like to do something similar with browns and beiges and leaf applique to capture the birch trees here.

September 30, 2006 9:16 pm  
Blogger rooruu said...

That is just wonderful, Brenda. When will you Disclose - at a quilt show, or in a project?

October 01, 2006 1:13 am  
Blogger deb said...

You know I think it's gorgeous and
Goodness, we seem to have a stash connection! Now I have to dig this one out and finish assebling it:

October 01, 2006 2:54 am  
Blogger Brenda said...

At present tha background is approximately 21 x 21 inches. It needs to be more like 30 x 21 so I will be doing more "stripping" today. All going well, I will enter the applique project into a forthcoming show but anything can happen. It could always go and be part of Deb's quilt as the two pieces do go very well together!

October 01, 2006 7:52 am  
Blogger Shelina said...

Or maybe because it is intricate and lots of tiny strips? Looks beautiful as is.

October 01, 2006 8:21 am  
Blogger Erica said...

You are right - I am shattered. Going to welcome the team back home this afternoon and then a few hours of gentle hand piecing will help me recover...

October 01, 2006 9:06 am  
Blogger Ali Honey said...

I love your greens! The contrast you have created with light and shadow works very well. It looks interesting sideways on too.
Good luck with the rest of it....I'm not sure I would want to cover it

October 01, 2006 7:19 pm  

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