Dijanne Cevaal is at the moment in the Netherlands and she gave a workshop yesterday which I attended. We started with an inspirational picture, see picture at the left. I had picked a picture of a fruiting body of the Fatsia Japonica. Based on this picture we had to select a part and translate that into fabric. The next step was to change this, for instance by picking a different set of colors, or by changing the size, zooming in on a piece or whatever. As you can see my second step was a combination of both different colors and zooming in. Both journal quilts are not yet finished as my sewing machine was acting up.
The bonus of the workshop was that Dijanne had brought a couple of her quilts with her and I was able to take a good look at them. I can only say that they are awesome! If you want to see more or read about her musings, this is the link to her blog: http://origidij.blogspot.com