Monday, May 11, 2009

Springtime Meadow


I finished this piece today, an applique landscape, using all hand painted fabrics. Instead of my usual zig-zag stitch around each element, I used heavyweight brown top stitch thread in a straight stitch as an outline. There is also a bit of hand embroidery in the flowers among the rocks in the lower portion. 
This piece was a pleasure to make. I love trees, beautiful skies and landscapes in general, and it was fun to use fabrics I had painted myself!
 

18 comments:

Shell said...

Really beautiful. I'm sure your landscape is just as lovely to touch.

Karen L R said...

Oooooohh...Judy, this is spectacular! Really very beautiful.

Did you do free motion stitching? Or just really careful, patient manipulation with your presser foot?

Your fabrics are perfect.

xoKarenLR

Terri said...

Wow, this is such an inviting landscape. I want to just step into it. When I first saw it, it looked like a whole cloth painted landscape and then when I was reading you said you appliqued it. Beautiful.

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Judy!

This piece is absolutely amazing my friend! :o) Your work is just beautiful! You are a true inspiration, an incredible artist.

Smiles...

Beverly

Denise Felton said...

So beautiful. I just put a link to this post on my blog. I hope it brings you a few new fans.

Denise
http://needlework.craftgossip.com

Vicki W said...

It's lovely!

Lyn said...

Beautiful, I really like the flowers in the forground.
Love
Lyn
xxx

Judy Hartman said...

Ladies,
Thank you very much for such nice comments!
Karen, I just stitch carefully with the presser foot set at less than 'normal'. (iI have an older Singer). Terri, I did cut up my painted fabric and fused it into a scene.
Thank you all very much.

Nan and =^..^= said...

Oh Judy, that is so wonderful...I love the texture of the sewing and the ethereal soft effect and colors of your painted fabric...what a treasure.

summer girl said...

OMG! Judy, this is beautiful! sorry I have not been keeping up with your blog...I have missed so much! and you really have captured the essence of Kate in a previously posted work...you are just too good!!! love, j

Judy Hartman said...

Janice, you're always such a good friend.
Nan, I appreciate this comment very much, since you are an artist whose paintings I truly admire.
Thank you both.

Simone said...

Beautiful Judy. The hand painted fabric looks so soft and natural. This is gorgeous to look at.

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Judy!

Dropping in to wish you a beautiful weekend.

Smiles...

Beverly

sparkle jars said...

Absolutely powerfully incredible! This is gorgeous!!!

supplies overflowing! said...

You do such wonderful, peaceful looking pieces. This is lovely.

Judy Alexander said...

This is really beautiful. I love landscapes and also do them.

quiltcat said...

Hi Judy. this is gorgeous! It's so sweet and peaceful, as well as technically lovely!

beewitchinstitchin said...

I really like this. I keep promising myself that I will make a small art quilt and I keep procrastinating. Guess I should just jump in with both feet and give it a try. Thanks for sharing...Kathy