I decided this year I was going to join in for Project Quilting to see what I could come up with in such a short time and following the inspiration given. However, as I mentioned in a previous post, so I didn’t end up with a bunch of random mini’s that didn’t quite go together, I also decided that all of the mini’s I make fit into a theme. Since I adore Alice in Wonderland so much, I picked that as my theme. So, not only do I have follow the Project Quilting rules, but my own on top of it.
This week the inspiration for Project Quilting was the Carolina Lily. I immediately thought of the garden in Alice in Wonderland with all the singing flowers.
So using this image as my inspiration, this is what I came up with.
There were a few more things I was hoping to add, and I think I may still, but I didn’t get a chance to before time ran out to enter the challenge. I was hoping to add a face to the lily and add a rocking horsefly like in Alice in Wonderland. Anyhow…
I started the lily from a drawing I made and cut out of a solid color fabric.
As you can see, it wasn’t looking like much of anything. Just kinda, blaaaaa. So I got out my watercolor pencils and this is what it looked like after a bit of playing around. But, it still wasn’t “enough.”
So I dug out my watercolor paints and embroidery thread and here’s the end result which I’m very happy with – but having a really hard time capturing the true colors and depth of! The photo just above is the most accurate for colors.
As far as the quilting, it had me stumped for a little. I wanted something that was a bit, umm, off, like the Alice in Wonderland movies themselves. I decided to go with a diamond-shaped spiral. Good idea but it was a headache going around all those edges! LOL
With those flowers I also used watercolor paints to edge the white fabric with red and just let the fabric suck the red up into the middle as it wanted.
So, that’s it! It finished at 12″ square and was made in Eastman, GA. Whatcha think? Do you like it as is or do you think I should add the rocking horsefly and give the lily a face?
Sorry for the short and sweet post, but we have severe weather here and I really need to get off anything plugged in. Hubby about had a stroke when I refused to turn off the sewing machine to finish quilting it while we were having a lightening storm… Bye!
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Persimon Dreams for Project Quilting Season 8