Saturday, 7 July 2012

Are you sick and tired of seeing this now???

The Fatsia Project is FINI!!! All but the mounting, that is. Oh, and I need to make a label. I THINK I am happy. I used a variegated thread for the background quilting and , in hindsight, maybe a solid colour would have been better. It kind of borders on too busy I think.

I have thought of all sorts of ways to hang this but have decided to pester my long suffering husband and get him to make me a little 3/4" x3/4" frame and stretch the bound edge around it so the piece stands out from the wall. I will leave 1/4" of binding showing but cut it a couple of inches wide so there is enough to wrap round the frame.The quilt is quite realistic, almost like a painting so I like the idea of hanging it like a painting.


Cropped a bit too much by the photo but you get the idea.
For certain of my kind online friends( you KNOW who you are !) I took some detailed pictures because I know you like to see the details :-). Enjoy the penultimate post on the Fatsia Project- I HOPE!

Detail of some background quilting and the thread painting.

...and more detail...

...and my favourite berry!
...and most of the big leaf. Too bad it was rolled in on itself. The leaves are spectacular big palmate things with shiny surfaces and prominent veins,

9 comments:

  1. It is very painterly. You have done an excellent job and really in a very short time! Wonderful!

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  2. Thanls for showing us the progress on this and now the finish. It's lovely and I think you have a great idea on how to mount it.

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  3. It is certainly beautiful and a great work of art. I'm sort of gingerly dipping my toe in the Sketch Book Challenge not sure if I'm up to the challenge, but I have finished my first piece on "circles". Am going to do a couple more before I post them on my blog.

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  4. It's lovely and there's so much work in it. Why no close up of the leaf? Please can we see details of that before you leave it forever?

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  5. What a great piece! And just noticed that magnolia seedhead...is that one next?

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  6. beautiful - I sure haven't gotten tired of seeing your progress. I love how you are planning on mounting it, and would love to see a final shot of it hanging in all its splendor!

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  7. I've loved watching this piece unfold - when I was a child and we stayed with my grandmother, she had a fatsia in the back yard - my Dad told me it was a finger tree and I'd better watch out or it would catch me! I like the way the space dyed thread dips in and out of view as it sometimes matches and sometimes not and I'm amazed at how much you achieve in such a short space of time as well - just beautiful

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  8. This is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S!!!! Thank you for showing all the progress and steps. I couldn't get sick of seeing that type of thing, ever.

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  9. Thank you for posting the pictures of this absolutely beautiful work of art. A feast for the eyes indeed! Arlene

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