We also decided to stay away from leaves because earlier this year our topic had been Inspired by Image and the photo we used was of red leaves. You can see the post about it here.
I looked through the photos that I had on the computer and decided to do a viola. I cropped the image in Photoshop and came up with this.
I printed out the photo and traced the various colour divisions. I began to feel that I had cropped the photo bit too closely and on the spur of the moment I free hand drew the bottom petal onto the pattern I had made.
I got out my batik fabrics in purples and yellows and built the flower in fabric using fusible web behind the fabric. I really enjoyed the process and loved seeing the flower emerge.
|Viola © 2012 Linda Steele|
The quilt is A3 sized plus the bottom petal and I found it a very enjoyable quilt to make.
This month we are studying an Australian artist named Rosalie Gascoigne and after thinking about it for about three weeks I have finally decided what to do. I had better get started on it because we have our meeting next week!
Bye for now,