Friday, August 29, 2014

Montana state mini - a finish Friday


Montana state mini

Another state mini finished!  This one is for the lovely state of Montana (where I very much desire to visit one day) and is supposed to depict Lake McDonald, known for its colorful rocks and pebbles.  I barely did it justice.  Just Google "Lake McDonald, Montana" and see what I mean.

I used tulle for the first time in the making of this mini.  I used it in layers to get the effect of depth of water while preserving a bit of reflection of the mountain.  I admit that tulle does make quilting over fused (or glued in the case of the rocks) bits much easier; however, unpicking any quilting on tulle is very difficult.  It is almost impossible to pick your stitches without getting a few of the tulle fibers cut too.

Only Louisiana and New York left to go.  I will have to tackle them after my Mom-cation.


Thanks for reading today,

Jen


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12 comments:

  1. This is great, Jen! Love the reflection of the mountains!

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  2. The reflection looks really great! Well done!

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  3. Beautiful. I love how you've done the lake xxx

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  4. It's lovely! Love the water /eflection effect you created!

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  5. Pretty, I like your clouds too:-)
    Playing with Tulle is on my bucket list, I will remember to stitch it right the first time:-)

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  6. So awesome. I know I say that every time, but every time it is true.

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  7. I'm really liking this. And it's amazing how much that looks like water! Oh yeah, picking stitches out of tulle...definitely not fun.

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  8. I love the contrast between the dreamy blues/lilacs and the colours of the autumn leaves. Very clever and eye catching.

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  9. Pretty! I'd love to go there too, but my list is very long!!! I've used tulle to suggest distance but never thought of it for water: it works really well!

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  10. Too gorgeous! Shared on my FB page. Now I'm going to scout out more of your work. Have you thought of blogging a tutorial for this? I appreciate your info about the tulle. https://www.facebook.com/IsabellasWhimsy/posts/843984685646230?notif_t=like

    ~Janie at Isabella's Whimsy

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