I am beginning a new quilt in my “Waiting…” series. I love my original quilt “Waiting…” but there are many things about it I would change today if I were remaking it. Rather than remaking that quilt at this time, I decided to make a similar quilt with multiple changes.
The new quilt will still have a woman waiting at the side of the sea looking to see a tall ship bringing her lover home to her. The ship will be a different clipper ship, the woman, whose hair will still be blowing, but more styled, will be in the nineteenth century rather than the eighteenth. She will be standing on a rocky coast. Their will still be a wave constructed from traditional storm-at-sea blocks. The proportions will be slightly different, and the borders will be either narrower or no borders at all. I may have a small, not-very-detailed light house in the distance on the rocky side. And finally, I will paint a new sky similar to the one I have in the original quilt, but slightly more stormy and maybe with some lighting.
Here’s the original “Waiting…”:
I’m working on the woman, which to me, is the hardest part of this quilt. Here are a couple of sketch starts, but the end result will be very different even if I use one of these for a pattern:
The sketch is primarily a pattern. I will be appliqueing different fabrics for the clothes, and thread painting the hair. I will probably do a digitally painted face and hands that I print on fabrics.
Sew let the fun begin!!! I have the sky fabric all set up ready to paint. I will paint the sky in Setacolor fabric paints all watered down onto a damp prepare for dye fabric.