Dock at Dawn

What you will need

  • cotton fabric
  • Intense watercolor pencils and embroidery thread for thread painting

Q&A with MaryJSteimle

srivers44 asked:
Wooooow this design is stunning. You are a true artist. I really like that you showed the progression of detail. Was that a mental picture or did you have an inspiration subject.
MaryJSteimle answered:
I had a stained glass pattern that showed the outline of the hills, dock, ships and grasses. I chose a fabric from my quilt shop for the sky and water. That fabric drove my color palette which is a triad yellow orange with purple and aqua green. I did use textile watercolor pencils and free motion stitching to emphasize the colors in the sky, which were already there in the fabric. I didn't put contour lines on the distant hills because they are so small and far away. I did use contour lines on the dock for which I received a lot of compliments about how realistic it looked and the perspective that the lines gave the quilt. Thank you for your compliment. Mary Steimle
quiltin granny asked:
Nice job
MaryJSteimle answered:
Thank you.
Peggy S. Sullivan asked:
What an original scene, using the techniques in the class but your own design. I am so impressed. Where did you learn how to design such scenes? Peggy
MaryJSteimle answered:
Actually the design comes from a stained glass pattern book. We have a local arts festival within our community. My husband did a stained glass of this pattern and I did a landscape quilt using the ideas in this class.