Friday, May 14, 2010

Hidden Treasures - Sue M

 I like to think of bulbs as hidden treasures. Each year they emerge to fill the garden with their bright colours and perfumes.

I photographed a bulb and used the picture as the basis for this first challenge.

This is my interpretation of the daffodil bulb, it was drawn free hand. I have used free motion quilting and satin stitch.

The back ground is pieced from various creams and light browns.

The quilt measure 15.5 x 18 inches (approx 39 x 46 cm).
All cotton fabrics with cotton wadding.

A close-up of the stitching.


  1. Lovely. I like the shapes you saw, & use in the bulb.

  2. This is such a good subject - Sue - You did lovely job on the bulb and I liked the way you pieced the background. Really a great art quilt.


  3. Looks great! The bulb is perfectly executed, and the background with the browns and grays look like the bulb in the dirt to me.
    Great idea for the theme!

  4. I love the the bulb design, Sue! Such originality, so much to see!!

  5. I love your design. Your color selection and quilting is great!

  6. Sue this is a wonderful piece of art..I just love the way you interperted thru fabric....what an inspiration..

  7. Sue this is a wonderful piece of work.
    The onion was a great subject to use and I would never havew thought of that.
    Wonderful work and nice stitching with good colour choice.

  8. This is such an unusual piece. I never thought of it but you are right, bulbs do hide a hidden treasure. A great interpretation.

  9. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments.