Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Another Sunflower

I was invited, along with 15 others, to submit a piece to the Kagoshima Quilters Association Show in Japan this December. The exhibit is to be Sunflowers inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflower Series.

My last stab at this I posted on June 20, "View from Vincent's Window". I liked OKAY but....

So I went back and looked at numerous Van Gogh Sunflowers. So...really...who could not be inspired ?...and who could be happy with being compared to Van Gogh. Yikes. Not me.

I decided to go on a totally different tack. I took the colors from one of his works that I especially liked and went from there. I decided to make the piece 18" square (the requirement is 20") so I could make prairie points all around, suggesting petals, that would add 2" to comply with the instructions.

Interestingly, much of the fabric is Japanese...starting with "just enough...I used it all" cherished Hana Momen. And what you think is rick-rack....IS! My friends always smile and nod knowingly when I buy yet more vintage rick-rack. But's useful. You just never know when.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely! I like the way you incorporated a few pops of light blue. Nice idea with the prairie point, too. Can't wait to see the whole collection!