Work in Progress – In Dreams I Learned to Swim, Update 2
While I was working on the needlefelted center panel, I was also devising the prints that would make up the supporting quilt. I gathered a lot of bits and pieces and glued them onto mat board to make collagraph plates.
My main focus for the plates was to capture the movement of the Susquehanna River through the surrounding landscape of wooded hills and farmland.
Next I layered the felted panel with batting and a thin backing, and did a lot of freemotion quilting on it, to add further definition and movement. On top of that I added some wisps of Angelina fiber and felted them down, to add shimmer where appropriate. And here is the back at this point.