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Monday, September 20, 2010

Daylilys On Quilts

I really admire the quilts and collages made by Connie Rose. So,  I decided to use some of my daylily photographs to make a couple of small quilts in the style of her Italy quilts. These are the finished pieces.




I learned that it is not as easy to work in this style as Connie Rose makes it look. It's very hard not to end up with awkward negative spaces. It was fun, however, and now I get to enjoy my photos in a quilt, not just on a computer screen.

As a result of this exercise, I have come to admire her work even more. Check out her work here, and  here. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

(EDIT:  This was scheduled to post while I was away for the weekend, but for some reason it didn't. Maybe it was waiting till next September 18th? Anyway, here it is now. Hope you liked it. I'm off to try and catch up on everyone on my Reader.)

6 comments:

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Karen, those quilts are awesome! I especially like the second one with the white flower. Is all that fabric pieced or do you cut out the shapes and applique them onto the background? Either way it looks like a fun process. I love the quilting you did on it too...a different design on each fabric. How big is the finished quilt?

MGM

Lisa said...

Ohhhh How lovely! I love quilts.

The Fab Furs said...

Very pretty! How do you transfer the photos?

Michelle May said...

Fabulous! Love them!
How fun to make too!
xx, shell

bunnits said...

Nice!

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

Wow, these look fantastic, and I dod really like Connie Rose's italy quilts as well.
How did you transfer the photo onto the quilt? Is it one of those print onto special paper and then iron on? I have been thinking about doing some work with photos too but was unsure how to go about it.