Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Making of Scarlet Globemallow

Sue here.  It dawned on me today that now that the National Parks book has been published, I can share pictures of the construction of my Scarlet Globemallow quilt.  It's fun to revisit this project that was created 2 years ago. 
It started with a background of 2" squares (2.5 before stitching) of batiks and a hand-dyed blue for the sky.  These were pieced on the diagonal.
The background was quilted before adding the globemallow plant. Click on the photo to enlarge for a better view.
The plant greenery was made from hand-dyed greens; one piece used was dyed with color magnet which creates a two-toned effect.
The flowers and leaves were created from hand drawn patterns based on photos and cut individually.
Then the leaves and flowers were quilted.
Next, the flower centers were added.
Above is a close-up.
Then some hand stitching was added in the flower centers.
And there you have it, the finished quilt.

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