October 5, 2016

Late Summer Roses - update 3

Late Summer Roses, by Sue Reno, WIP11
My plan for Late Summer Roses is to mount the needlefelted and quilted panel onto a supporting quilt. I use this technique often. I feel it's very effective in framing and highlighting the panel, and adding context to the imagery. Examples include Magnolia:
Magnolia, by Sue Reno
 Ice Jam:
Ice Jam, by Sue Reno
Ice Jam

If I Woke at Dawn
If I Woke at Dawn

Towards that end, I've pulled fabrics in two colorways and cut strips as a first step towards strip piecing.  The strips will then be cut and reassembled. 
Late Summer Roses, by Sue Reno, WIP12

Work continues on the center panel. I've added in the background for the rosebushes:
Late Summer Roses, by Sue Reno, WIP13
And thread painted them. Now all it needs is the roses. I've carefully built up the background and am excited to finally add them.
Late Summer Roses, by Sue Reno, WIP14


flspirit said...

Thanks, Sue, for sharing your process. Educational for sure.

Sue Reno said...

My pleasure, thanks for reading!