As I was laying around trying to recover from the flu, I was playing around in my head designing a couple of new art quilts to make. This is one that I really liked while going thru photos of flowers that my husband took and finally got a chance to check out the texture tools in my Photo Shop Program.
This is the original photo of Geranium Rozanne flowers. Aren’t they pretty. I love the blue with a touch of purple. My favorite colors!
Now in photo shop in the textile tool there is a tool named stain glass. It divides the flowers into little sections with a mini white border around each section. I can make the white surrounding borders bigger or smaller.
So in my Posterazor program I decided I like a size about 15 x 18. That being said, the pieces are only about 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Yes I know a little crazy!! Now to decide how to put it together.
I came up with three different methods.
1. Use a solid piece of white fabric. Mark all the lines and quilt heavily those white lines with white thread then hand paint in each section with fabric paint.
2. Use iron on interfacing. Trace one large piece of interfacing with all the little cells and then cut out the small pieces. Place each little piece on top of the interfacing and batting. Carefully iron pieces into place trying not to get any interfacing on the iron! Quilt around all the cells with white thread.
3. Mark a large piece of white batting. Cut out individual cell pieces to the exact size (sigh) and then place them on the marked batting in the right spot. Place tulle over everything and sew all around each cell the white thread. The tulle will hold everything in place while quilting.
So what method would you use??
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