Thursday, June 8, 2017

Grateful for Yellow

A few years ago while out for a Mother's Day brunch with my family we saw a beautiful commercial art piece with a strong yellow background and bright red poppies. I mentioned to my grandson (then 11) that I thought it would make a great idea for a quilt. His response was..."what about copyright Grandma?" I did get permission from the cafe owner to use their painting for design inspiration of this quilt.

I am making my  background from a stack of yellow string blocks, framed left and bottom with pale orange.

The poppies are cut from red string blocks, with many more poppies to add. I first drew my desired poppy onto steam a seam, cut the poppy apart, then placed the strategically over the string block to capture different textures.

I will use the same process for the leaves. Shown here are some of the variety of green string blocks that I have to choose from.

This is a work in progress and I am looking forward to completion.

I am sharing this on SoScrappy along with others who are basking in their yellow

Love and hugs