Wednesday, June 13, 2007

allium in the garden

the inspiration - wonderful allium in the garden. I wanted to capture them in fabric. was hoping for a loose sketchy rendition. wasn't to be!

Work in progess - a mottled green background, lovely matte woven hand-dyed Italian linen with lovely blobs of mauve that told me where the flowers should go. and the stem is there too. what I didn't see until I cut the linen away was the 'S' in the darker green around the central flower. serendipity or unconscious design decision?!
I added a tiny bit more thread painting to highlight the darker & lighter sides of the flowers.

This is a scan of the final quilted piece. I can see better in the picture a bit of airiness in the center of the flower.

finished piece on the garden table!

back to the garden. the weeds are growing, the grass needs cutting. the poppies are in bloom now.........hmmmmmm!!


Caitlin O'Connor said...

Love it! Gorgeous piece, well done.

Carmi said...

Hi Maggie!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the congratulations!