Saturday, July 25, 2015

Our Guild Summer Challenge

Landscape Fiction Inspired by Chris Doyle

Our assignment was to layer brights of some 
natural element over a deep toned wonky background
and then
outline an additional natural element over the top.


This was a lot of fun that I made another
of flowers (cone, cosmos & lavender) in my summer garden.

14 comments:

  1. So lovely - I knew it was your garden!

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  2. I want that garden. Will you come to Brooklyn and plant it for me? (Beautiful blocks, by the way.)

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  3. Each flower is special - how did you do the little purple ones at the bottom? The whole effect is so summery and cheerful and beautiful.

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    1. Took a small piece of purple fabric, ironed Wonder-Under to that, cut out wiggles, removed the backing, pressed each wiggle in place on the quilt & finally sewed it in place with some variegated thread.

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  4. and of course you would do two, Margaret!

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    1. That was not my plan, Jody. I actually began the flower one first. Starting at the top, I sewed the stems after each row of flowers was attached. As I was doing the white ones, I realized I was not following the directions because I was putting flowers over what was supposed to be the overlay. Also, I felt it was getting to be "too much" as one block in a quilt. So I started over & simplified ... hence the fish. But I went back & finished the first one & I plan on gifting it as a mini.

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  5. This is astounding, Margaret! I love love love the cosmos. So many beautiful graphic elements!

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  6. Your flowers are beautifully rendered! I have those coneflowers, too, but not the cosmos. I want some!

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