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Thread: "After the Fire" - An art quilt

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    Hello everyone. I just finished sewing on the last bead yesterday evening. This was inspired by a painting by a friend of mine (first pic) that she did after seeing the aftermath of a bush fire whilst on holiday in Australia.

    I had this beautiful piece of hand dyed fabric that I thought would be perfect for the background and I FMQd strata (adapted from Leah Day's designs) to represent the Earth, from the bottom up - pebbles for the bedrock, tree roots, the ground, tree bark, flames, leaf, smoke and a 'maelstrom' in the sky. The tree was then built up by couching on various black and grey yarns and the beads in shades of black, grey, gold and white represent the still-glowing ash and charred bits of wood.

    It is 35" x 18" and it will be for sale at one point, when I can bear to part with it! :mrgreen: :-D

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    Hello everyone. I just finished sewing on the last bead yesterday evening. This was inspired by a painting by a friend of mine (first pic) that she did after seeing the aftermath of a bush fire whilst on holiday in Australia.

    I had this beautiful piece of hand dyed fabric that I thought would be perfect for the background and I FMQd strata (adapted from Leah Day's designs) to represent the Earth, from the bottom up - pebbles for the bedrock, tree roots, the ground, tree bark, flames, leaf, smoke and a 'maelstrom' in the sky. The tree was then built up by couching on various black and grey yarns and the beads in shades of black, grey, gold and white represent the still-glowing ash and charred bits of wood.

    It is 35" x 18" and it will be for sale at one point, when I can bear to part with it! :mrgreen: :-D

    The original picture - my inspiration
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    My quilt
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    gorgeous. *clap, clap, clap*

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    Awesome!

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    beautiful, what artistic talent.

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    Wow, that is really a work of art. Very nicely done. :thumbup:

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    Wow! Just stunning! Great job....

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    I didn't read the comment above the picture and was going, oh my gosh she made that?? then I scrolled down and saw the quilt and was, woah, I like!

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    Oh wow!!
    I love both the original picture and your creative interpretation, just wonderful! :D

    Jan in VA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    Oh wow!!
    I love both the original picture and your creative interpretation, just wonderful! :D

    Jan in VA
    couldn't say it better myself.

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