Friday, August 17, 2012
I took a phote of this purple coneflower near Flathead Lake, Montana. A few hours later the challenge was posted, so it seemed appropriate that this would be the flower for my challenge. I have always been a fan of Georgia O'Keefe and thought maybe I could pull off something in her style, but I am dissapointed with the result. This flower just doesn't seem to be the right type as so many of hers are much more sensuous up close. The closer I got to the flower, the smaller the quilt became, and I didn't see any improvement in the overall design. But, that's what this exercise is all about; some are better than others. I pre-quilted the background, stabilized the petals and then shaded them with water pastels. I used two shades of pearl cotton for the stamens.