Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Summer Sunflowers

Summer Sunflowers

24" x 10"



I created Summer Sunflowers for the Renaissance Girl Challenge that Deb Silva posted on her blog a few months ago. The challenge was to incorporate all of ones passions into a single piece of art.
Summer Sunflowers incorporates the great variety of my fiber art interests. Primarily crazy quilting and collage. Other fiber passions include hand embroidery, free motion quilting and machine embroidery, beading and playing with novelty fibers in design. I also am intrigues with the combination of traditional and contemporary quilt design.

If you follow my blog, you know the previous post on this quilt showed an attempt at some quilting on the crazy quilt patches. I did not like the finished resulted and spent a few nights ripping it all out. I settled on leaving the quilting on the leaves and around the flowers and then quilting the border fabric. I have to say after the first disaster I am please with this result.



Small fun piece to create, every evening I keep adding a few more beads, who know when I will decided it has enough.

8 comments:

Vicki W said...

It turned out great Amy! I'm glad you stayed with it until you were happy - it was worth it.

StegArt said...

Oh, I like how it's turned out. I hope I get to see it in person to really appreciated all the embroidered and beaded textures.

Anonymous said...

Neat piece! Did you do the sunflowers in layers of herringbone stitches? Really came out well! What fun!

Carol said...

This piece is absolutely beautiful. Lovely work to be proud of.

Allison Ann Aller said...

I can't tell you how happy this piece makes me!

Micki said...

Love the design of this piece. And the stitching really adds great texture.

Simona Tedeschi said...

Hi Amy, I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Awards from my blog!
Simona

jude said...

the "crazy" stitching works well, thanks for coming by to comment pn my blog!