|Browns, dark blues, dark greens, grey and some dark orange.|
After sewing together 3 mountains, I laid them out to see where to add more layers:
|The fabric scraps on the bottoms are to help visualize where the hills might go.|
I didn't really think about how much longer each additional strip would need to be (about 2 inches, I think), so the mountains don't go down quite as far as I wanted. But I like them a lot so far. I sewed each mountain to the sky piece using a satin stitch (without using any stabilizer, though I've since learned about an adhesive that comes out when you wash it). I ran out of the dark brown thread I was using and had to wait until this morning to make a trip to town to get more (so frustrating!).
|All three mountains attached to the sky, ready for some hills!|
I did some internet research and decided to attach the hills using raw edge applique (again, without any stabilizer or adhesive--just lots of pins). This simple tutorial sold me on it. I hope that the hills end up with that great fuzzy texture. I think it will look really neat, plus what baby doesn't love good texture?
|Not done quite yet, had to stop somewhere for dinner though. BTW, this photo shows all the colors the best.|
|I want to add a few more small green and brown hills, and one more orange hill.|
And that's where I'm at now! Hoping to finish the quilt top tomorrow and get started on the (fun pieced) back on Monday.