Last Friday my Fiber Frenzy group met to disclose our “River Challenge” pieces and, as usual, there was a lot of variety.
Shirley was first up and she based her quilt on a Sawmill located up in the Georgia mountains. She told us that it was done entirely from memory. I love the small chain used on the posts……
Pat is doing a wonderful job of showing the beautiful sunset. Her leaves have been worked with thread on netting and still have to be cut out and attached…..
Sue wanted to do something “out of this world” and ended up with a black hole sucking up her river. We loved the look of the river and the skeletal fish….
Francyne had always wanted to feature Blue Herons in a quilt and found this to be the perfect project. All of the fabrics are commercial ones except for the water and she did a beautiful job of putting everything into perspective. The little wispy white feathers on the Heron breast are actual feathers!!…..
Jodie used her painting skills to add interest to the background fabrics and then used thread painting for the tree. The trunk fabric was actually an “Aspen” fabric, but she was able to turn it into a pine tree using thread. She said that the scariest part was doing the thread painted needles actually on the quilt top!!!
I have shown it before, but here is my contribution…..
We are hoping to be able to entry them in a local show and display them all with the river edges meeting up…..should be a fun display!!!!