Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wall Art Quilt - Finished

I am very happy to show you the final finished version of the wall hanging/art piece I made recently.
A backing and "batting" were added this week and then an edge finish was applied.  Here is the finished piece.

"Hills and Fields in Alabama"


I love this abstract landscape.
This is done is stages. There is machine stitching and machine thread couching done first.  Then lots of colorful hand stitches are added. Then possibly more machine stitches to help fill in some areas.  When I decide it has enough stitches (completely done by gut feeling,) it is ready to layer and finish.

I am certain I will make more of these.  It is lots of fun to sit and do the hand stitching when chatting with friends or watching television. ( granted, I don't watch much television  but I do watch some movies/DVDs or Netflix.)   It is a nice meditative process.  Plus it gives a great sense of accomplishment.
(okay okay, so I went crazy and ordered lots of threads to do it with and now I have to use them. LOL)

Do you enjoy doing hand work?  I do, but sometimes I want a fast finish.  This is not a project that has a fast finish.  I just enjoy it for what it is.

16 comments:

Amy said...

Nice job Gene! Your landscape wall hanging turned out great.

Linda said...

That is beautiful!
Yes, I love to do handwork. It is such a nice excuse for sitting still for a while!

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

It is beautiful!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I just love it Gene.

Barb said...

That is just fabulous Gene....so soothing.

Marjorie said...

I love it - and if it ever needs a new home, let me know. It just amazes me that someone can do something so beautiful with stitches.

Rhonda said...

It's fan-tab-u-las! And I'm thinging you need to Dona sew or stitch along......just saying. I'd sure join in that fun.

Lynn said...

Stunning! What are the finished dimensions?

I do like to do hand stitching but I have to be in the right mood for it.

Snoodles said...

That is gorgeous!
Sometimes I'm in the mood to do hand work, other times I'm more into quick accomplishments. I think that the variety helps keep our craft interesting!

JJ said...

I love your landscape. I don't do much hand work anymore. My hands just don't like it.

luv2quilt2 said...

What a beautiful piece. I love to do handwork, especially counted cross stitch.

SeeingStars said...

I enjoy handwork, but usually do it as a take-along project so it's combined with something else. Your finished wall hanging is terrific! I'm sure you'll enjoy it for many years. Do you have plans to do another, similar project?

Pat said...

Oh WOW, gorgeous!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Love your landscape; a wonderful quilt.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Yes Gene, if you ordered more threads...then you have to use them...and I'll be checking on you :)

Love the piece....hand work is good for the soul...but you knew that.

Hugs,
Kelly

hetty said...

Love your art quilt! I voted for you.