Saturday, July 10, 2010

storm at sea

In an earlier blog post I showed you the fabric I dyed for the poppies. It had the colors I wanted, but I wanted to make some more marks on it to give a more realistic looking effect. As I wanted these effects only on specific places, I had to cut out the petals before I could add the paint. The areas closest to the stem I colored darker using a mixture of black/red/rust textile paints diluted with water so that the color bleeded a bit. This is how they looked after they had dried:
Some of you wanted to see the whole quilt. It is a bit difficult to take a picture of it, as it is bigger than my design wall plus the room is very narrow. Here are two pictures of the quilt taken from an angle:


It is still far from finished, but looking much better now the poppies have been fused to it. Plans for the coming days are to add some leaves and quilt the poppies. After that the next step can be started.


6 comments:

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

gorgeous Wil, the poppies are so realistic! love that background.

Celia said...

That is so beautiful - and the poppies go so well with the background!

The Idaho Beauty said...

The poppies look great - the color is perfect.

Lynn said...

Wow! I know I keep saying that but this really is WOW! Love the lines of the stems, the bright red against the blues, the mosaic look of the background. Terrific. And yet there is more to come?! Holy cow! Wow.

Ann Flowers said...

Simply stunning!!!! Goregous poppy color and looks so wonderful on the quilt. Great job!


Ann Flowers
flowerscrazyq@gmail.com

hannie said...

Prachtig! Op die mooie achtergrond komen de klaprozen prfect tot hun recht!