In my first blog post I shared how "Sailing Under the Golden Gate" started with an inspiration, painting, machine- and hand-stitching.
Here you see the final piece, as I'm sharing it with the Mountain Art Quilters (MAQ) in Nevada City, CA.
Which steps were in between??
The water currants are hand-quilted in large stitches with variegated Japanese cotton.
The highlights in the water are first painted, then embellished with French Knots.
The sailboat leans to the right to give a sense of movement.
The central railings are made of twisted yarns. I had to redo some of them because the length had to be exactly right as they are too think to pull through to the back.
Detail of the floor:
To enhance the three-dimensionality of the foreground, the boat has various appliquéd elements: the sail, ropes and lines.
Left foreground detail:
Right foreground detail:
The finished art quilt has a couple of elements extending over the frame.
It's ready to be shared with quilting friends.