Friday, April 11, 2014

crocus

This is the finished work. It is small but finished and required creativity to make. As I said before, the background is from gifted scraps not what I originally intended but it's different from my usual. I went with the flow of creation.
 I chose to frame it with a binding. I originally chose black but changed my mind when this scrap introduced itself by laying around all, not-put-away and all. It brought some brightness and whimsy to the piece.

I wasn't going to put any metallic threads in this time, but the shiny sparkly side of me insisted the flower should have some.
I free motion quilted around the oak leaves and note the little feather quilted into the leaf next to the crocus.

I like texture and it has texture.




My original photo (CLICK HERE TO VIEW)  has some straw and large oak leaves around the crocus, and I thought that was a charming contrast to the sweet purple and white of the flower. I added in the texture of the straw with double needle and oliver twist threads.
I am content with this interpretation although I do still want to do another version with the free formed background, and paint another crocus.
For now, on to the next challenge.
LeeAnna 



18 comments:

  1. My crocus are finally open. Your quilt makes me happy!

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  2. One of your best and very art quilty! I really like the background that looks like a winter flower bed with the crocus peaking up.

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  3. Lol...i just read backwards on your blog. Duh...you very successfully created your photo in fabric.

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  4. I love the purple of the crocus against the copper in the background, LeeAnn and that binding is perfect.

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  5. What a fun project! I really like the spunk the metalic thread adds! And of course, I'm still green with envy because you have crocuses!

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  6. I really like what you did with this piece. I love the contrast between the foreground and the background.
    Chris

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  7. I love the flower! Great job. :)

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  8. The background is perfect, it really has the feel of your photo, the delicate threads of the crocus petals are wonderful!

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  9. Now this piece is more my speed! Loving the simplicity of the background and the contrast provided by the flower. And the binding just ties it all together perfectly. Incredible job of the quilting, too, LeeAnna!

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  10. I love it too. The binding is perfect. To me it feels like the upper right corner is the sun and warmth shining on that crocus. Pat

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  11. Beautiful! I love the added quilting

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  12. This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing the sewing process, and for showing how you went from photo to textile art.

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  13. Hi LeeAnna!
    Glitter is good! That's what all flowers do in the sunshine! They sparkle on a suuny day! It's a great finished piece!
    Take care,
    Joanne

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  14. Stunning! Thank you for linking up to SEWjo Saturday!

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  15. Liking your crocus work,,generally liking your piecing!

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  16. I love the contrast of the flower against the neutral background...just beautiful! Thanks for rejuvinating this post at Tuesday ARchives!

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