|Hand Dyed Palette|
I started by fusing a selection of hand dyed solids in pink, teal (both from a past UFO Exchange) and yellow/orange (Cherrywood). I created a background of floating rectangles that gradated from a light top to a darker bottom and added a pink/blue/yellow batik for a side border.
For my foreground, I wanted to create abstract flower shapes that were delicate, floating and a nice contrast to the hard background. I started with cutting out outlines of petals from the pink solids and auditioning their layout on the background. I had a few petal shapes that floated off the edges. In order to soften the lines of the petals, I then broke up the line into smaller fragments (dashes and dots) before fusing them down onto the background. Instead of a large circle or dot for my centers, I cut out a few C-shaped swatches of orange and yellow which adds more abstraction and softness.
|Creating Soft Lines for my Petals--Before and After|
|Before and After Serpentine Stitching|
When it came time to name my quilt...I thought about using some form of alliteration: Faded or Floating Flowers. Seeing them fade and float off the edge reminded me of the song "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" written by Pete Seeger and sung by Peter, Paul & Mary.
|"Where Have All The Flowers Gone?", Finished at 29" x 23"|