The motivation is that Trentham Gardens Quilt show' s special category in April is water. As soon as I saw that I had some vague ideas which have been percolating and are fast coming to the boil now. (I don't drink coffee - do drinks that percolate also boil?!) So I have decided to do all th design folder I also need to do for City and Guilds. I shall probably do it all in the wrong order but I'll get there in the end!
I'll show you sketches later but for now let me just say that I need to make a panel (or possibly two) that represents parched earth in a drought. This being my inspiration:
So how to represent this in fabrics? I need to make samples of different options before choosing one. Also, one of the five pieces needs to be 'mainly applique' which may as well be this one as other elements will need to be appliqued too. So, here are some samples. Which one do you vote for?
Reverse applique by machine with very narrow gaps.
Reverse applique by hand with wider gaps.
Onlay applique with raw edges
Onlay applique over freezer paper templates.
I have a favourite but I'd like your views.