/ 23.3.11 / 8 Comments / Art , Quilting , wall hangings
Fabulous Hand Painted Batiks…by McKenna Ryan
This picture is of a 1 1/2’ by 2’ wall hanging I made to ‘practice’ the 3 foot by 5 foot wall hanging, I’m designing for my friend, Kim. It’s called the Colorado Rockies. The colors in these fabrics perfectly match the daring colors in Kim's home...deep purple, rich gold, vivid green...
Just this week the hand painted fabric from Batiks Plus (designed by artist McKenna Ryan) that I ordered for my project arrived. Oh my..these fabrics are just about to ‘die’ for! I told Kim that though they are very expensive ($12.50 per yard) that for a fabric art piece..you couldn’t ask for anything more perfect.
Forest scene to be used for a closer range of hills
This is called Sand in my Shoes…It will be used for sky.
She knows very little about quilts or fabric art, but trusted my judgment. I was so nervous..you sure don’t want to buy too much..but you need to have enough. This is just step five in the process which started over a year ago.
Gold for the meadow
I’ve done the research, computer mockup, a fabric mock up (above), drawn the true size pattern and it’s ready to cut out. Ordering the fabric was the next step.
Heather covered hills, meadows, forest, and border
Next step will be to ‘practice’ some 3-dimensional ‘texturing’ (rather than quilting) to give the effect of mountains, heather covered hills, meadow, running water..fluffy clouds etc.
Deer Skin, Forest Range, Wood Grain for Fence Posts
Some details are not shown here like the deer grazing and the rough hewn fence posts with barbed wire. All in good time… I’m not working on it this week as I have my grandbabies here as you know. I’ve also developed a cold. I’ve had ‘spring break’ company since last week so I haven’t gotten to visit near as much as I’d like to, and do apologize for that.
Blue Mottled Fabric for River Water
Another purple for a hills…
Thanks so much for your sweet comments this last two weeks when I haven’t had much computer time to reciprocate. You’ve blessed me so much! I’ll be keeping you posted on my progress…and hopefully, this will be ready for the October art show that Shona hosts. In fact I hope it’s done by May..but we do have a graduating child this year. Life never slows down does it?
Three shades of mottled purple for the mountain ranges in the back.
Even if you don’t sew, I was pretty sure you would enjoy seeing this incredible fabric. Is there any one who doesn’t just LOVE beautiful fabric? Sigh…I just want to stare at it some times. :o) Do enjoy this little ‘sneak peek’ at my fabric art project in progress.
Have a lovely week!