Passages - 3 Studios Quilt Challenge 2010
I decided that today I would finish this little project! It isn't exactly as I envisioned, but then again, it was nice to do something different than I normally do.
Here's how I linked the word passages with the iris. To me, the blooming of my irises is the passage point between winter and summer. The blooming also reminds me of the passage from bud to flower and reminds me of my daughter who is at the blooming stage. She's not a child, yet not an adult either.
Regarding technique, this quilt is more about the background quilt and trapunto effect than anything else. I also wanted to play around with flowers that were all in one piece; that's why I printed them onto cotton using the Bubble Jet Set. I wanted to have flowers, but not have to applique 20 little pieces. I thought I might be able to define the flowers better through the quilting and thread painting. As an experiment, it didn't turn out too badly. I haven't washed out the water soluble marker in the photo below, but you get the idea of what it looks like.
Not sure what I'm going to start tomorrow: the blouse or the skirt. Hmmm.