Monday, October 15, 2007

The Flower


The main inspiration for this piece was the gorgeous clematis in my garden.
Its lush purple flowers are fading now and are paper thin. It is not hard to imagine that you can see my lovely Cob wall showing through the petals.

The fabrics are all painted, dyed and stamped by me - such fun ;0) - and pieced together in a crazy manner on batting, with the flower machined over it all.
Little buttons symbolize the falling blossoms.
I mounted the crazy quilt to some gorgeous navy velvet and made a machine wrapped cord from sari silk to hang it by.
The crazy quilt measures 7.5ins x 9ins the whole quilt measures 10.5ins x 11.5ins and its hanging length is
22.5ins

Do you remember the exercise Sue Bleiweiss set and I created the crazy backgrounds?
Well I tried to do a similar thing here. Not quite the same I know, I gathered the right colours together this time but I did just put the pieces on to let them have a life of their own and I left the edges raw with no or very little tidying.

I think the quilt does have a life and the edges seen to echo the feel of Autumn in its "aged" look.
Roger thought it had a Cubist look to it hence it became the "Picasso Garden"








You can find this piece for sale at my Etsy shop.

16 comments:

ZudaGay said...

This is a lovely piece!!! I love the colors and I always love floral pieces!

Kim said...

Nicely done. Love the raw edge work and the title is perfect.

Gunnels blog said...

thsi quilt is lovely Alis! I like the raw edges! and your stamping, isn´t that fun???

Sue B said...

Alis this is gorgeous! I absolutely love this piece.

verobirdie said...

So beautiful. The color balance is perfect.

Julie said...

This is beautiful Alis. I love the colours and the printing/stamping too.

StegArt said...

Wow Alis! I love this! Fantastic.

Linda D. said...

Beautiful!!!! Glad you've been able to put your lessons into practice, and so successfully. Great piece.

Lara Lorelei said...

Woo hoo Alis, you've been super busy and I foolishly didn't keep up!
Love the colours and flowers in this piece, you're work goes from strength to strength

Claire xx

Mae said...

I've just recently discovered you and am quite enjoying what you are creating. Thanks for the inspiration!

marion said...

And I just tagged you...details on my blog...

Purple Missus said...

Very lovely piece Alis - one of your best I think. I love the colours you have put together.

Dianne said...

Gorgeous Alis - love the flower shape.

Angelcat said...

It's beautiful Alis, i love the colours and the flower pattern that you stitched over the top of your 'crazy' centre panel

Ro Bruhn said...

Lovely piece, great fabric and colours.

Annica said...

Love the colours Alis!