3rd and 4th Quarter Challenges

As you remember I was finished my 3rd quarter challenge except for adding the name. After chatting with others at one of our guild social evenings I decided to put the name on the bottom left. I think it looks right for us because that’s where we see it usually. And that is because usually when you see a map of Ottawa it also shows the 3 cities across the Ottawa river to the north.

It turned out terrible. I need to make the letters bigger and then make them farther apart so the finished word looks right. It actually looks better in the picture here, than in person. I ripped it off and will try again.

I started my 4th quarter challenge. the colours this fall were amazing and I thought about doing a landscape with lots of fall trees but I just wasn’t feeling it. This is what I have done so far. I cut some dark green prefelt to 12×20. this is always harder than it sounds. I do have a proper rotary cutter now and that works way better than the cheap one I had before.

Then I started adding colour. I am not sure why the pieces of fibre look so blurry. When I zoom in, it looks in focus.

Lots of nice fall colours. They are actually dull compared to the leaves this year. the leave glowed even without the sun this year. They looked unreal.

That’s as far as I am. Next time I will show you how it felted up and what I plan to do with it. And hopefully the city name on the cityscape.

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6 Responses to 3rd and 4th Quarter Challenges

  1. annielynrosie says:

    The name on your map is essential so we hope you have better luck with it second time. The font you’ve chosen is lovely.

    Perfect fall (autumn) colours!
    It’s not just your camera Ann – loose wool fibres will not photograph (perhaps a professional with an all-singing, all-dancing camera could do it?) we think our little cameras just don’t know where to focus on all that fuzz.

  2. ruthlane says:

    Best of luck on getting the name right on the second try. I love the fall colors for your challenge piece.

  3. Antje says:

    Looking forward to seeing both the renewed name and the finished autumn colour piece

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