Lately I've been experiencing a lack of motivation or creative energy and I've noticed a direct correlation to current events. So, I was looking forward to a new Project Quilting challenge theme to help me find my quilting mojo...
I was really excited by the announcement of this week's theme: Tune into Texture. The challenge encouraged us to open our eyes to textures all around us. I had fun photographing different textures in my home, especially the kitchen...but none of them were compelling enough to create a quilt. By Wednesday I was still in search of inspiration and shared the challenge theme with my mother who is manages the Produce department. So she suggested fruits and vegetables. Luckily I had a lemon tree in the backyard that served as my muse.
|When Life Hands You Lemons...Take Lots of Photographs!|
|Slices of Color and Texture|
|Art Imitating Life|
|Photograph It, Draw It, Thread Paint It!|
|Design Wall Play|
|A New Twist|
|Warning: Curves Ahead!|
As always, I had a lot of fun with the quilting, using white Aurifil 50 weight thread. Twisting loop de loops were stitched into the spinnng strips. Dense zig zag meander was used to add some zest into the background areas and helped the trapuntoed citrus wedges to really pop! Finally, a spinning log cabin spiral is stitched into the center, representing the dizzying flurry of news reports this past week.
|Details of Quilting|
|Front and Back|
|"Citrus Twist" finishes 22" x 22"|