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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I just had to take a break....

.... from machine quilting and do something else for a bit.  I searched through all my old photos and found this photo I had snapped at the Portland Rose Garden a few years ago.  


Next step, draw up a pattern and enlarge it.




I loved the luminosity of original rose, but I didn't want to work with pastels.  I was in the mood for something brighter, and I chose some of my hand dyed fabrics from a couple of summers ago



I started cutting and pinning with a definite result in mind.


Feeling my way slowly and deviating quite a bit from the pattern, as usual, this wild rose took on a personality of her own and I let her dress herself with my assistance.


 Being a fan of high contrast, I think I will accessorize her with this blue background.  Hope she likes it.

Approximately 44" x 52" at this point

Now to let her hang around on the wall for a bit while I get back to machine quilting.
Once she decides that she likes her new style, I'll start piecing her together.

11 comments:

Margaret said...

That is turning out beautiful, love it!

Sujata Shah said...

Your process is amazing! She looks pretty good in blue. Love how you phrased - I let her dress herself with my assistance.
:)

Nifty Quilts said...

Oh my! Isn't she a glamorous, sophisticated one! Your hand dyed fabrics make the perfect light and shade for her petals. I think she loves her new dress.

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

Looking good. glad you used the bright colors.

Christine said...

She looks so textural, I want to reach out and touch her!

Christine said...

She looks so textural, I want to reach out and touch her!

Chris said...

wow, takes my breath away, can't even imagine how fabulous the finished art piece will be! love seeing the process too, thanks Mary!

FiberAntics said...

Like the complementary color scheme--orange and blue.

Leanne said...

It is amazing to me how you do this. It will be a wonderful rose.

sheila 77 said...

Oh, this is turning out to be fabulous, and it is large. Really, it looks like a detailed painting, I'm not at all sure that it is even fabric.

Amanda Millar said...

That hand dyed fabric is gorgeous!! I can't wait to try my hand at dying...its my summer project this year! The depth of color and variety in one piece is to dye for! Beautiful work!!