Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Inspired by a delicate paper snipping Medallion......


I stopped by Barnes and Noble yesterday morning looking for inspiration in Art Quilt Books. Procrastinating quilting my Flight of the Female Silhouette until I could decide on the fmq pattern for the outside border. While there I fell in love with the above paper cutting project. It spoke to my heart and my mind began to fire with different ideas for creating a quilt. I could not drive home quick enough to begin.....And below is the starter of a quilt that is a CELEBRATION of memories and loves of mine. Still can envision us cruising to Southern Utah at what seemed 35 mph in a turtletop VW bus a few years back.....Love for the desert and mountains and of course some text!


Leafy top was not doing it for me.......and then this piece from the stash came to me as I was waking up. Do you like? Will be a great project cutting all of these little leaves out tonight while watching tv with Noah.




Excited to add the dark borders around each piece and then choose a background. Deep chocolate and cream most likely....makes me think of chocolate cookies now. The joys of posting at 4:00 AM because I so badly want to sew but know I need to get some sleep. Oh this fun and consuming hobby!

How are you adding color to your black and white today?
Em

8 comments:

Karen said...

What are you doing up at 4 AM?? Your style has emerged in such a unique way - this will be wonderful.

beth said...

This will so wonderful Em!!! Good job!

Sujata Shah said...

Em! I love those polkadot leaves you are adding to the tree!

Tangos Treasures said...

Wow!! Love it!!

LynCC said...

Em, you just astonish me with your ability to pull inspiration from everywhere and then SUCCESSFULLY translate it into the fabric medium. This is Marvelous!!

Kim said...

Ditto all of the above :0)
You've been busy...the love blocks for Pokey are terrific too.

Happy Sewing

Sharon said...

Wow. This is beautiful. Keep showing your progress

quiltzyx said...

Oh! Love all those little feathery leaves! Another masterpiece on the way....

OXO