This is a fused applique I recently finished for the Out of the Box colour challenge.
It is from a photograph I took of a fawn that, with its mother regularly visited my cottage in Calabogie. The deer are quite used to humans and don’t run off as long as there is a bush or a tree (and sometimes just a long piece of lumber) between you and them and you don’t get too close.
I used machine stitches on the tree trunk and branches for shading then coloured between the stitches using Derwent Inktense Blocks. The leaf detail is hand embroidered.
I just finished some fabric Christmas Trees for the Art and Craft Sale next weekend.
Fisher Park Community Recreation Centre
Christmas Craft Show & Sale
Saturday, December 6, 2014
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
On one of my recent early morning walks I came face to face with the local fox. After staring at each other for a few seconds I tried to turn my camera on and get the lens cap off and s/he took off down the road. The fox turned off down a neighbour’s driveway. By the time I got to the driveway it was gone. I glanced around and in another neighbour’s back yard, across the road, was a very large raccoon. He gave me lots of time to take pictures.
This fused applique was much easier to do than my previous ones as it has fewer pieces. The quilting took a little longer as I outlined the background flowers and partially thread painted some of them, following the details in the fabric.