Thursday, 1 May 2008

Anne's Garden Three

I made this just for fun. To give myself the day off. I hoped to get it finished to decorate the NANZQ stall at Tote and Gloat tomorrow but I have a sore throat after 7 hours in the sewing room. Do you believe its taken 7 hours and still not finished! I've only just started the stitching. And its quite small, about 13"x16". I should have taken the air filter out to the sewing room with me but I have washed nearly all the fabric that is in the sewing room (and which I assume is causing me allergy trouble) and I've been using the filter in the office while I package seed and its a pain to carry down the stairs. I hoped I wouldn't need it but I should have taken it.

Terry took the photo in Anne's Garden and this is my interpretation. I found the analogous colour schemes and small sizes of the previous two Anne's Garden quiltlets very limiting so I gave myself an easier challenge (well, it was a day off) - complementary colour scheme and A3 size (twice the original A4 size). I made three backgrounds before settling on this one. Its still not quite right but I was getting tired and still hoping to get it finished today. I gave up about 3.00 after starting at 8.00 am. Retired injured...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nice reds. Try putting the tones of the background the other way around. Have another look at the photo, your stalk and leaves are lost.
Frances

Helen said...

Great effort for ONE day! You achieved heaps more than I did today :-)

Supermom said...

so there's one great use for that awesome green fern batik like you sent me!

Janice said...

Hi supermom - if you want to know where to get more of the fern batik you might like to have a look at this website:
http://www.kiwiquilts.co.nz/

cheers
janice