Thursday, March 18, 2010
Carol chose a small wildflower that grows in the woods for her subject. I took some hand dyed fabrics that my friend Bonnie Ouellette makes and Carol found just the right color for her rendition of this flower.
We tried several backgrounds on Carol's wildflower and this one seemed to work the best. The stems of the flower blend into the background but she is going to correct that with either paint or thread, perhaps both. This was also a new venture for Carol and she did a lovely job.
Carol wanted to extend one of the flowers out onto the mat. In order to do that she backed that flower with another piece of fabric. She will quilt up to the edge of the flower before it extends onto the mat. I love this effect.