Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Orange Hibiscus


This piece was created as a class sample for my Photo To Fiber class that I teach at The Quilt Scene here in Miami. I wanted to incorporate curved lines into my work since I normally use squares or rectangles to fill in the backgrounds. I laid the photo on a piece of tissue paper and just extended the lines of the hibiscus to make a pattern. I traced these lines onto freezer paper, cut them out and ironed them onto my fabric. I fused the pieces of fabric onto Decor Bond and then laid the photo on top and fused it down. The photo itself is a composite of the butterfly layered over the hibiscus image. I free motion quilted along the lines of the petals. I really enjoyed working this way and I'm pleased with the result.

8 comments:

JYA Fiberarts said...

I like this very much! Good choice of colors and nice flow with the curved lines. The butterfly is an interesting touch.

wlstarn said...

Wow! Looks great.

Marilyn Wall said...

I love curves. This looks great.
Marilyn

Louise said...

This is really beautiful. I love your colors and the curves. Did you take the picture of the butterfly yourself? Great piece.

Gloria said...

VERY NICE! Love the colors and those curves,

Robin said...

Judy,
So the butterfly part isn't printed on a sheer but rather the flower with the rest of the quilt extending?
The butterfly area looks sheer.

acarolegrant said...

This is incredible Judy... you work always inspires me... not to mention the jaw-dropping awe...
Love it..

Cris Winters said...

Just found your blog via the inkjet transfers Yahoo group. Great stuff here! I'll come back.