The Sunset is the third quilt of this year’s Fifteen by Fifteen challenge. I am following the chosen artist. In my case it was a Russian painter Arkhip Kuindzhi (1841- 1910), whose style was realism. I am not copying his works but only am following his style that had a focus on natural light effects. I already made two quilts in his style : Moonlight on the Atlantic Ocean and Antelope Canyon.
My quilt #3 is based on a photo that one evening in the early spring I took through my living room window. The sky was beautifully red and the light was reflecting from a few windows of the dark building:
First I had to make reversed paper sketch of my photo:
For the sunset sky I used my own hand dyed fabric that I had for years. Finally it found its way into a quilt:
The building and tree trunks were cut out from commercial black fabric and fused onto background with Wonder Under. The small branches were machine embroidered and everything was machine quilted:
I wonder now what I am going to make for the next challenge, because I broke my arm a week ago.
That is stunning!
Maria Billings says
Thanks for sharing
Laurie Eberts-Carson says
How beautiful! Your multi colored fabric was perfect for the background. I loved the details of your quilting and the black silhouette!!! Can you tell that I am a big fan of yours?
From a Michigan admirer and former quilt guild member. Laurie
As usual you do not disappoint! This quilt is magnificent! I love the colors in the sky and the texture of trees are just beautiful. This is definitely one of my favorite quilts you have made. Your cousin,