Well, I am not trying to say it is almost winter here in Florida.  It still is very summer like.  If you need some proof, here are a few photos from a trip to the beach a few days ago.

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“Almost Winter” is the name of the wall quilt I completed today.  I have been working on how to incorporate photos into quilts.  These altered photos, taken in the mid-west last fall, feel like a late fall or early winter sunset. The photos (after being manipulated in photoshop) were printed directly onto a rayon/poly stabilizer pre-treated with various Ink Aid and Liquitex products to create a variety of effects such as heightened color, iridescence, and flakes. I used some Derwent Inktense pencils to have some of the colors run back and forth between the photos and the surrounding fabric.  I also had the stitching on the trees run off the photos onto nearby fabrics.

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What do you think?

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