Friday, January 23, 2009

Sir Winter McDormant

I have been invited to participate in a reverse auction that will be held on March 24-26 online, this address Fiber Art For a Cause gives you all the details necessary to participate and peek at the already donated artworks. I made an odd shaped quilt. Those following pictures take you on a journey through the making of "Sir Winter McDormant". It measures 28x18. I have used Judy Robertson's hand dyed fabric to make it and have beaded some areas. It was machine pieced with monofilament and machine quilted with variegated cotton thread in the hat and tree parts. I have dedicated this piece to my Mother-in-Law Gaylene Stoner and my friend Fran Reed who was a fantastic artist. Both have passed away in the past 6 months. The proceeds after the auction if someone purchases it will go entirely to the American Cancer Society.
Well now with the pictures...
auditioning the nose and eyebrows fabric.
Building a forest over alpenglow batik fabric from Indonesia.
auditioning skin.... oh no!!!!!!!!! not this one. He looks like a leopard.... I do love this fabric though. Now, this one will do just fine. I loyke it (like it with British Accent)
add the face over the trees. Something wrong with the eyes. It took me about 4 different tries to find the right ones by it was worth the whole entire afternoon...ahaha , now trying to decide on the variegated threads for quilting the hat. I think that it worked out ok with a hint of green in the pinkish and brown hues.

then the bottom was adorned with leaves and branch debris hand beaded one at a time. That was a lot of fun. Just a few hours, enough to watch two full series of BBC historical shows. I would say 7 hours... who's counting anyway?
Here a little close up.

Voila! all done. It felt so good to work again. My next project is a landscape view of a lake. A commission work. I love that job!

5 comments:

Carol said...

Superbe ! je suis impressionnée et fière de toi. C'est la 1ère fois que je vois le déroulement de ton travail. C'est magnifique ce que tu fais. Bisous

roxanestoner said...

Merci Carol,
Tu es trop gentille. Toi aussi fait du beau travail avec ton patchwork. Et toi c'est tout a la main...
Bisous

Nanc said...

Sir Winter McDormant.....good job, Roxane. I love the beading you did. That's a lot of work.

Nanc said...

I like the title.....the dormant trees, the winter light........makes sense to me! Hey... Are you getting my e mails?????

roxanestoner said...

Glad you the title made sense to you. Here is the little blurb just for you for now...
Under his hat, he protects the hope of the future in those dark hours when alpenglow is laying the only few colors on the horizon behind the trees. He is patient and helps nature take a break for a spell. When his time will come he will leave, retire until next time and waving his final goodbye to the coming of Lady Spring like the perfect gentleman that he is, he will release enough energy to help the birth of a new season take foot.