January 30, 2012

Fuel Free Recreation

This photo was taken from a kayak on one of the inner coastal canals in Naples, FL.  It was great fun, but I admit we were exhausted after 3 hours paddling in the hot sun.

I used Kim Klassen's "Simplicity" texture (multiply at 60%) over top and a frame from  Digital Scrapper.


Using this photo as inspiration, I made a small quilt (18x22) using my felting machine and sewing machine.  It needed a little something - I added an egret which I created using free motion machine embroidery.
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54 comments:

Jeanne said...

Just beautiful! I love kayaking,and this looks like such a great place! Lovely!

Anns Art said...

Looks like you had a good time with the kayak. From your photograph you have made such a great job of the quilt, it looks just like the photo.

Lui said...

Such a wonderful rendition! You are truly creative!

Ruth said...

Yes, you're so clever, it's beautiful! I love the original picture too :)

lisa said...

I have never seen anything quite like this quilt Pat. It is just beautiful!! The image itself is wondeful, but to be able to turn it into a quilt? Truly, how talented you are!!

Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at The Creative Exchange.

Have a fantastic day!

lisa.

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

Hi Pat finally catching up from PS. Looks like you had a great time.

HPS

LL

Kia said...

Wow, your quilt is stunning, Pat! :) Love it! And the photo you took from the kayak is beautiful too, what a pretty place! :D
Have a lovely day!
xo

the-simplicity-edition said...

You're very creative Pat, Just lovely...x

Marcie said...

This is so clever and creative. Love what you did here. Very inspiring!

Angie said...

Oh Pat! This is SO cool AND you put a bird on the branch! Hah! I LOVE it! :-D

A Garden of Threads said...

You have a wonderful blog. I love the small quilt you made from the picture. Fantastic!!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

You are so talented, Pat. I'm dumbfounded at how much you can do!

Loved the photo, but then I saw the quilt. In love with it! :)

bailey-road.com said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the Egret that you added.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Pat. I enjoyed seeing your kayak quilt. Lovely water and sky effects.
Best, nadia

Michelle said...

Nice compostion with the kayak leading the eye into the photo. wonderful touch adding the egert, perfect spot for it, nice proportion on size too. Just wonderful creativity...now is that a journal quilt or a mug rug or a mini doll quilt, or framed artwork?

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

What a lovely quilt. What a marvelous thing to do. V

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

ahhh, kayaking - one of my favorite things to do. Your little quilt is really wonderful!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice works.

Regards and best wishes

Rumtruffle said...

Stunning work, wish I could produce something as lovely, coming to you from WOYWW have a lovely crafty week x

Victoria said...

wow amazing

butlersabroad said...

I'm jealous that you can practically kayak whenever you want. I get out on the water as much as possible but as we live in Michigan I lose a good half of the year to the weather!! Beautiful photo and quilt too, the egret is the perfect touch.

Hugs
Brenda 115

Karen said...

WOW your quilt is amazing, you are clever :)

Have a fab WOYWW and a great week, Karen #108

Di said...

Fabulous work! So realistic too - calling from WOYWW. Di xx

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness--that quilt is just fabulous. Wonderful work!

Angenita said...

Very pretty. It's amazing you can make something like this by looking at a photo.

Lou said...

WOW that is fantastic Lou @#26

Bugged Designs said...

How cute is that egret! One very talented lady, lovely work. Thanks for sharing.

May said...

Beautiful work, Have a great week WOYWW, hugs May x x x

Daniella said...

Your photography is killer!! But that quilt is amazing!!! You are so multi talented!!
xxDaniella

okienurse said...

Beautiful...your photography is awesome but then to take and transform it into a quilt...genius! I am offering up some blog candy so come leave a comment on my blog and get a chance to win! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #90

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Although I sew, I have never tackled anything like that embroidery/collage. It is amazing. I was looking at the stitching in close up - do you use the walking foot on your machine or is there a special attachment? It's a wonderful effect. whatever, the water is particularly good :)
Hugs, LLJ #68 xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Love it! The bird was the perfect touch! Patsy

Lisa-Jane said...

Wow! That is absolutely stunning! I love these techniques but its not something I could ever do. I'm happy just to gaze at collages like yours in admiration. Truly beautiful.

Linneas Atelje said...

Really beautifully done. You are very talented.

Dominique Goh said...

That's really lovely craftwork.. you are really talented.. I can't sew at all..

Kenya G. Johnson said...

Wow Pat! I am in awe of you girl! First let me tell you that I'm spoiled. I had my mouse hovering the first picture saying, "What did she do?" Then I scrolled down ;-) That is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

Patrice said...

Wonderful!

scrappymo! said...

Stunning! What talent...

Dr Sonia S V said...

How lovely and unique your project looks
Cheers from Bangalore, India
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

DebC said...

Ummmm....WOW....on the quilting!

hannah said...

Hot sun???
It's only just gone January.
You are so clever with your needle art. Can't begin to comprehend how you do all that. Love the egret. This is the reverse [in an obscure sort of way] of people killing egrets to decorate their garments and hats with their feathers. Just as well that is outlawed these days.

LV said...

It may have been a tiring day for you, but you still came up with a great post from your outing. Very well done.

NatureFootstep said...

you are good making a quilt like that. Thanks for sharing it. :)

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Excellent transfer of photo to fabric. How fun to capture the moment in multi-media. Loved seeing this. Thanks for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday!

The French Hutch said...

Hi Pat, What a fabulous photograph but when I see what you made from it I realize just how talented your are. your quilt is amazing. Your kayak trip I'm sure was fun but three hours in the FL sun would do me in! Happy Pink Saturday.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Holly said...

Wow, Pat! You are adventuresome and inspiring! I did not know there was such a thing as a felt machine. How neat that would be! This weekend there is a big sewing expo in Denver but with 2 feet of snow, I don't think I'm going to get to go. love the creativity that you see!
Happy Pink Saturday!

chubskulit said...

Wow very creative!

Pink Cupcakes, have a great weekend!

CREATIVE MIND said...

How Nice..so perfect!

Sherri B. said...

Oh my, this is beautiful! What a gift you have...I've always wanted to learn to quilt, but don't know if I have the patience. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous creation! (and your textured image is lovely, too)

Sheena said...

That's lovely!
I'm working my way through this weeks WOYWW - I’m over half way through now!

Sheena
xxx

LV said...

Thanks for taking the time from your busy life to visit. No, I did not wear that hat to the rodeo. In fact, it is not mine and have not been to the rodeo in years.

cardmaking bird said...

Wow - Pat, it's beautiful, and the detail is amazing!! Hugs, Marie x

Regina said...

Awesome!

Happy Pink!

Angela (Toucan Scraps) said...

so clever