The gallery wanted a sample, so I decided to make a piece centered on a gray fox I saw running through our neighborhood one night,
First of all I worked on the fox, beginning with a sketch in markers on a buff piece of batik.
machine, simply layered on a piece of felt with no other backing.
I knew I wanted rocks (we're the rock capital of the world), yuccas, and a grassy hill, so I cut those shapes out of appropriately colored material.
I gave each shape a color wash of dye na flow for
extra shading and depth- grey, burnt umber, and purple. I built the yuccas from the shaded purple-gray-green, stacking up the long narrow leaves on a piece of teflon.
After removing it from the machine, I began working my way downward- placing the mountains, hill and a couple of rocks- then I quilted them.