We are a group of 20 women, from Australia, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, and United States who are interested in challenging our quilting and art skills. We have banded together to challenge ourselves every two months with a different theme or pallet.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Judy's #4 Orange/ Blue/ Purple Challenge
I answered this challenge with some springy 3-D daffodils. A learning experience, as I don't recall folding this sort of flowers before. The little bitty quiltlet measures 6" x 7." It's ok. But I don't love it.
Then I stumbled across a Charley Harper Quiltalong currently happening on flickr. The coordinator has permission from the estate for the group to reproduce his drawings in fabric. I googled images and when I saw the cardinal, I knew this is what I was meant to do all along. I intended to use the image for inspiration but I came close to reproducing it.
I love everything abut this cardinal. His attitude. His sharp clean lines. His beady black eyes. His knobby knees. He's actually a tomato color, which I consider a shade of orange. Isn't it? The blue seeds are stitched with lilac thread. The little quilt measures 8.5" square.