Thursday, 17 July 2008

Jacaranda


Brisbane has a lot of jacarandas. When I saw them in bloom for the first time, last year in October, I fell in love with those trees and I have wanted to make a jacaranda quilt ever since.
So when Caity chose this theme, I knew straightaway what I was going to do...

After the precise piecing and quilting of the log cabin that I finished just before I started on this one, it was a relief to work on this quilt! I cut the tree from a rough drawing, used angelina fibers for the purple flowers and free motion-quilted them in lots of loops and swirls. (there are 2 spools of purple thread in that tree!)

Here are some detail photos:





The sky is a hand dyed fabric (by my Angel!), the earth a commercial fabric.



(cross-posted at Around the world in 20 quilts)

2 comments:

inge said...

nice!

Anonymous said...

Linda dat is een mooie quilt geworden.
Rens.