Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Colors of the Wind




I am so excited! I finally get to post my quilt to my blog for everyone to see. This is my entry for the "Voice That is Great Within" challenge hosted by Annie Copeland and Michelle Verbeeck. We were challenged to create something that shows what makes us tick creatively. I had to think about it for a good month and then actually did a sketch.

I drew out my design on white cotton fabric using watercolor crayons. I added the water to blend. I love the happy accident for the face! Once dry, I heat set it with an iron and then fused purple organza (from my friend Christine - thanks!!) into the head to create the hair. I machine quilted to create more of a hair like appearance. I hand quilted the sky and grass. I added beads to create more of a field of flowers. The large flowers were from a beautiful orange/pink batik. I cut out the shape, sewed together, turned outside and then added detail with purple thread. I hand stitched down, added beads and fibers.

My piece is about my creativity spiking when spring hits. The colors from the sky, flowers and nature are very inspirational for me. The head is representational of coming out of my winter slumber to enjoy the weather outside once again!

5 comments:

Judy Sall said...

Your quilt is beautiful! The colors are fabulous, the 3-dimensional flowers are great, and I love your embellishments! Great job!

Sherryl said...

This is gorgeous. The colors are wonderful and the hand quilting really accentuates the power of the sky. I really like how you did the flowers as well.

Margarita Korioth said...

Your work is "fabuloso" ,how we say it in spanish. I like the color combinations and specially the hand work.
from Florida- Marga

http://margascrafts.blogspot.com

pcoxdesign said...

Thanks so much everyone!

Lynn Majidimehr said...

Both quilts are gorgeous, I love the colors!