I've been working on my final "Stretching Exercises" class project which has the theme of winter. I've had a lot of ideas floating around my brain, but as usual can't seem to get them out.
My first thought was of snowflakes, and after reading a great article in Quilting Arts about using interfacing I had some direction, which I still have to try.
On the morning of Christmas Eve there was a full moon, I guess it was that night but it was in the morning that I went outside to look and saw a wonderful picture of the full moon and tree silhouettes. I've been trying to sketch it and have searched on the Internet but it didn't seem to come together. I found some great fabric in my stash, a dark blue batik with some gold flecks which I thought would make a great sky. But I kept going in circles because it was too "simple" to make more than a very small piece. Finally I just gave in.
This is fused, 6" x 9" and I do like it. I'm thinking about doing a couple more similar and maybe putting them together so I'm going to wait on adding some quilting.
I like using the light blue fabric for the tree silhouette, representing the light from the moon reflecting off the tree but I've also thought of dark tree silhouettes, but I just don't have the right fabric for that!!! I also really like the image of snow on the tree branches with icicles dripping off them, so maybe I'll just make more small pieces and see where it takes me.