Thursday, January 05, 2012


This is a small piece, only 9"x9", and is mounted on black velvet. The quilt sits in a shadow box, but the glass does not photograph well at all, so I took it out just for the photo. I have been in a creative slump for the past few months and could literally create nothing, and I forced myself to get involved this month. After about five tries, this is what I settled on. Wind-blown leaves that echo the printed pattern beneath are quilted with a swirly motif. Thanks, Tobi, for a good challenge.


Tobi said...

I get a good sense of motion in this piece, helped along by the swirly quilting. The varied browns suggest late autumn. Keep up the good work!

Jan said...

Nice piece! Great autumn colors and the leaves look real. My only suggestion is that you might have laid the leaves in varying directions so they would appear more wind blown or falling to the ground.

Ann In Fallbrook, CA said...

Yup, should have varied the direction of the leaves. Originally this was going to be a row of trees, but I couldn't get it to work. I eventually changed the shape but kept the format. My mind was still on rows, I guess!