That green thing

is how I think of this quilt-in-the-making. 

green quilt with orange patches

You may remember I pieced the strips and put it together in a different format.  When I got my design board I played around with it a bit more and put it like this and decided that I liked it better this way so I sewed the strips together.  Taking the photo has made me realise that the bottom row colours are quite different from the rest, although it is not so obvious in reality.  I obviously need to do something to tie them in a bit more.  Some stamping on the green strips perhaps.

I also made a larger version of the landscape postcards.

small landscape quilt

This is about 12 inches by 10 inches or thereabouts.  That light green bit on the third row from the top is green handmade paper.  I think I need to do something with that large dark row in the middle.  I’m also going to do some stitching on it: trees and suchlike.   This postcard was the smaller version of it.  It’s funny how it is difficult to scale something up without making adjustments.

I spent a large part of the afternoon printing trees out on to Lasertran and that t-shirt transfer paper.  And on to brown lokta paper which I bought from Fibrecrafts.  It is A4 size and meant to go through printers.  I’m going to have a play with them.  I feel like making a journal or something about trees.  I’ve been looking at Lynne Perrella’s book, Artists’ Journals and Sketchbooks for inspiration.  I think I’ve been going through a fallow period the last few months and haven’t really felt like quilting so I’m going to try and get my enthusiasm back by ‘playing’ in different ways.

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6 Responses to That green thing

  1. leanne hurren March 10, 2007 at 9:52 am #

    Love the larger landscape Liz and the stripes! Stripes are a big theme of mine at the minute following my course with Ruth Issett where I used Cannas and Cordelines as inspiration. Good luck in getting your inspiration back and please share your sketchbook with us.

  2. Gerrie March 10, 2007 at 6:50 pm #

    These greens look like spring to me!

  3. Nicky Griffiths March 10, 2007 at 9:23 pm #

    Im not sure if it is just me but in the last view weeks i have been recieving your emails, and the images do not appear, only a box dispaying an X. I am not sure if it is a fault at my side as up untill now everything was sent ok, I would really like to be able to see your work and would appreciate it if you could find out if there is anything wrong, thank you.

  4. Liz March 10, 2007 at 10:29 pm #

    Hi Nicky

    Do you get it in an rss feed? If so, it might be because I have a .htaccess
    file which stops images being used on other people’s websites. (See and if you want
    to know more). If you give me the name of the site which provides your feed,
    I’ll try and add an exception to the file which will allow that site to
    access the images. I’m glad you mentioned it as it shows I do need to do

    If anyone else has the same problem, let me know.


  5. Chloe March 12, 2007 at 4:39 pm #

    I love the top design – those greens are so summery & warm looking 🙂

  6. MargaretR March 14, 2007 at 7:30 pm #

    I’m glad you are feeling better Liz, and your creativity is obviously coming back. I’m sure you are looking forward your 3 day class.