The Utah inspired challenge.

I did this whole post and then lost it…!!!

So here I go again.

I didn't have time to do a challenge block yesterday, so I started this at 7.30 and finished at 8.30…..

So it proves it doesn't have to take too much time out of your day.

I took a piece of white fabric and created a sky. I needed a big white cloud and a bright blue sky.

I used  cerulean blue all purpose pigment ink mixed with a little water.


I used the ink undiluted at first first so I could get a crisp outline to the cloud.

Then I added a little water and finished the piece… I didn't need to paint under the area the where the rocks were going to be.


Next to make the rocks.

I had a great piece of that would do the job. Remember, you need to take into consideration the dimension and perspective of pattern… so this piece of fabric was super.

I added some Texture Magic that Nedra Sorrenson asked me to try. I just placed it at the back of my fabric and stitched on the pattern of the fabric adding a few lines of my own… Once again, take into consideration the size of the piece it would be no good doing large lines… it wouldn't have the right effect.


And then the exciting bit… I ironed it and it scrunched up giving me the most wonderful texture.


I dded fusible web to the back of this piece and cut the rocks freehand… no pattern, just imagination.

Once again, perspective is important so in my minds eye I visualize the top edge of the rocks against the sky.

You may not be able to see, but there are about 8 pieces cut to create the image, the sand in the foreground had to go down in two pieces too.


Ironed down… it will have to remain until I get a chance to quilt it…

This is the way it will stay… postcard, journal like… the image, ragged edges on a white background. A piece of memory.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. peggy says:

    I looks like I was standing there looking at the mountain.

  2. Linda says:

    I love Texture Magic and the rocks look amazing. Thanks for sharing this Pam.

  3. Sally says:

    Now I’m all inspired again! The transformation of the fabric is brilliant and the imagination to visualise it is stunning! Thank you for showing us how!

  4. Rhoda says:

    Fabulous, the first time I’ve saw the results of Texture magic!

  5. I love what you have done with Texture Magic! Great visual of Southern Utah. The TM really adds so much depth to the mountains.
    Thank you so much for sharing this. I look forward to the finished piece and would love to do a feature of your work on Texture Magic Tuesday.

  6. Wendy in Kennewick says:

    Very cool! I keep hearing about Texture Magic, but have never trid it. Your sky is wonderful.

  7. Pam says:

    Of course Nedra, I will finish it today.

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