Thursday, February 20, 2014
Blue Rose Center
When the 'Coming Up Roses' exhibit was announced, I choose to create this blue rose. I decided I needed to post before the next challenge comes out in two days.
I wanted to create something dimensional. This is my first try after seeing the wonderful dimensional flower quilts by Barb Forrister at Houston last fall. I also attended her demo and got to meet her. What a thrill. She makes it look easy. However, I found I ripped out a LOT. If I had more of the blue satin, I would have just cut more. Having a limited amount of fabric really pushed my creativity.
I have been experimenting with different ways to finish out the quilt. I have already thrown out three tries. Because of my fabric limit, I try ideas out using other fabrics. However, for me, the blue satin is the only fabric from my stash that works. Perseverance is the name of this game.