First post complete. Now, what have I been doing for the last 2 years? I am always busy. I am a flea on a hot stove. I am not averse to creating complicated quilts, but they take a long time to make, so I am not terribly productive when compared to some quilters I read about.
I was out walking after a rainstorm several years ago. We have gaillardia growing all over the place. I don't know whether they strayed from planted seeds or whether they are part of our normal flora here. I took photos of a bunch of flowers that day, and got to the place where I was taking pictures just to take pictures. I saw a very bedraggled gaillardia at the end of its beauty and somewhat the worse for wear after the storm, but the light was great. I snapped the shot and when I saw it later I loved it. That flower was colorful, dramatic and artistic. I thought many times that I would like to do a quilt of it, but was always into some other project. Now I had finished my latest and I did not have any UFO's. I do not ever have UFO's. I finish or toss.
|I even converted it to black and white.|
Off to the computer where I had already developed my idea, but needed to create a pattern. My method was fused appliqué, which I love doing. I can create so many details that can't be pieced. I don't think I even had to buy any fabric as I have a pretty substantial stash. So... it was done!I
I did not succeed in showing the pokey things that come out of the center. Maybe next time.