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Drawing Nigh


This is the second in my series of quilts related to women down through history who have seen their men go off to war or other dangerous jobs for extended periods. It is something of a remake of the first in this series "Waiting...". This time, the woman has her young tween or early teen daughter with her who hasn't seen her father for over a year and she is a little nervous. I had a very difficult time making the sky. I painted four pieces, using Setacolor fabric paints and finally chose one and added more paints. Then I pieced the storm-at-sea part and pieced it together where it turns into the pictorial sea, but I ended up overdying them together after piecing so they melded better. I nearly quit making this quilt several times along the way, but it is finally finished. I trapuntod the cliffs and also the ship with three layers of batting, more for each layer of sails as they come closer to the viewer. I used over thirty different colors of threads..most of which are variegated. The sea foam is represented by Angelina Fibers. 40 x 45

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  • Focal Length 60 mm
  • Exposure Time 6/10
  • f Aperture f/14.0
  • ISO Speed 200

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