Flower quilts. From my garden to my iMac, flowers are a joy in my life. Click pics to see larger.
D I G I T A L P H O T O G R A P H Y — After nearly a week of bright, sunny, almost 70 degree early Spring days, it's a cold and rainy Monday morning in late March. I don't know about you, but I need to look at something bright and beautiful today—some of my flowers from past gardens. One of them has a 'guest' hanging out on its petals, too.
In the first floral "quilt" above, in addition to the flowers, I used digital images of a 3D piece of mine made from dried orange halves. I scanned a couple of my favorite GAP striped T-shirts for the second piece. The third piece uses the first 2 as their own "squares" in the quilt, in addition to other individual squares I created for it. In the third piece, you'll also notice scanned images of heirloom afghans passed down through the generations of my family. I learned the love of flowers and colors and creative handmade items from my now-gone family.
I'd like to thank my friend Mary for giving me lovely dahlia corms the past few springs—I'd never grown dahlias before and they're among my favorites now. I'd also like to thank my friend Julie, whose fabulously creative 'real' fabric quilts inspired me to work on these digital quilt representations.