Friday, April 18, 2014
State Flower of...
I'm in a panic.
The State flower for my challenge piece is the hibiscus.A YELLOW hibiscus. Not red as some adverts would lead you to believe. Just so happens this flower was one of my faves while living in Florida.
The pieces in the two above photos became this:
Whee!! What fun! sewing! Colors! Curves and straight line sewing.( I needed that)
They were cut into hibiscus shaped petals.
The yellow hibiscus might look way too much like my sun.... however, there is no threadpainting yet. No leaves or stems.
In my mind it looks very exciting and pretty and funny and cool. I'm still in the "I can do this! I can make this cool quilt and finish on time and it will come out just like I see it in my mind!" phase. I haven't hit the phase where I think I just wasted countless hours and yards of fabric on this but it almost always comes in the middle of the process. Then by the end, after threads, beads, paints and binding I love it again.
This is what the petals look like, un painted, not quilted without leaves and possibly too large.