I've had a break from landscapes and have now completed four more journal quilt pieces. They are based on figurative sketches and I am trying out different techniques for textured backgrounds and line.
These are little eight inch squares with a thin wadding between the layers. Eventually there will be twelve of them which together will make a whole design. In this piece the background is machine stitched then small squares of cheese cloth and scrim are attached using french knots.
The legs are machined with straight lines and a couched thicker thread and they do line up with the piece which will finally sit above it.
The figure is appliquéd calico and machine stitched.