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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Lightning Strikes


I am trying to make a stormy sky with lightning. The one on the left is commercial sky fabric. The one on the right is a hand dyed fabric. I tried to get a bit more motion in the one to the right. I prefer the angle of the last bit on the left one. I am pretty well out of both background fabrics, although I could dye more of the one on the right or try to get a more storm cloud look by fabric painting. Which one do you prefer or should I try again?
I am thinking of hand sewing angled lines to represent rain slicing down. I also thought of transparent teardrop beads along the bottom. Of course, among my thousands of beads I doubt if there are many transparent teardrops.
This is only one section of my latest wall hanging. I'll show more of it tomorrow.
The scrappy log cabins are resting in a drawer until the next time I feel frustrated.

14 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

The one on the right! I think the background fabric is stormier and I love the long finishing leg.

Myra said...

Oh my you've been busy Joyce!

Love the lightening block on the right best! 8-)

Love that block you felt defeated by... Very tricky, but awesome!

That Trifecta Bag is great! Love it! Looks like a lot of steps though hey!?! 8-)

Vicki W said...

These are very cool but the one on the right is my favorite!

Brenda said...

I like the one on the right. the fabric is stormier.

YankeeQuilter said...

The one on the right has much more character!

Judy said...

Definitely the one on the right!

xo

Sharon said...

I agree - the one on the right has a stormy feeling to it. It looks great!

Judith said...

Looks like the right has it, cos thats my vote too. It portarys the storm much better than the one on the left. There is so much movement in the background that you dyed. The one on the left looks flat.

Clare said...

The one on the left caught my eye while scrolling through Google Reader, but the one on the right definitely has more character and is more stormy.

Exuberant Color said...

The one on the right has more of an electric feel to it.

maggi said...

I definitely like the stormy feel of the hand dyed fabric and the shape of the lighting which really does appear to be heading for earth.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

ooh that bolt on the right is so jaggedy and energetic. really fun.

Dolores said...

The one on the right is the one I prefer - like all the other readers. Darker sky and thinner lightening.

Rose Marie said...

Your version is so much better ... looks more realistic along with the fabric you used.