Thoughts and process:-
This is the last week home in the studio for a while.
I considered doing a block to represent the "Tour down under" bike race that passed through our town on Thursday, but somehow this photo jumped out at me and I thought I can add another quilt to the aggie series.
I still have the sketches of the bike race, so I just might add them
I'm still undecided on the background fabric… it probably should have been plain with less definition.. however, I can make it work..
Creating this blog is like putting together a jigsaw.
Beginning with the piece that is the in the background first…. one tiny piece after another, I've built it up.
The green fabric is a graduated fabric from Mckenna Ryan. The purple is horrid… but the only color I had in the stash to match… the reason I say it's horrid is because it is a little open weave, and it has a white back… which means I have a "halo" of white on the edges…
Then again, the way the light is hitting the flower, there is a halo surrounding the image… so I think I can make it work.
2 Comments Add yours
Pam I love those graduated McKenna Ryan fabrics. I have them in a few colourways after you mentioned them at the workshop in Mildura. They work well for your aggie. I see what you mean about the purple fabric. That’s something I have discovered recently too in some applique I am doing. It’s annoying.
I like the background fabric. I like the look of light and shadow in it and I don’t know if it is just the photo but it looks like the sun playing in the foliage behind the aggie.
Thanks Chris, I’ve finished putting the applique down and now I’m quilting it… I think I can cover the halo, but it is extra work..
I think the background works OK, but in retrospect, I might have made it a little flatter,.