Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Flora


Today is reveal day on the Art Quilts Around the World Blog. The theme for this challenge is "Flora"

In February I had a chance to take a class with Beth Wheeler and Lori Marquette about Altered Photo Artistry. I learned SO MUCH about my Photoshop Elements program, which fabrics are good to print on, printers and inks. There was even a little bit about rust dyeing. I really enjoyed this class and plan to play with this technique again and again! The possibilities are endless.

I took this photo last summer at our farm in Southwestern Wisconsin (in the US). This is the nodding thistle or musk thistle. Although it is classified as a noxious weed in many states I always looks forward to seeing these flowers each summer. They are so complex and interesting. Click here to see all the other quilts from this challenge.



8 comments:

Jackie said...

WOW! Just gorgeous!

Exuberant Color said...

I love the contrast of the flower against that shade of green. It is beautiful.

Candied Fabrics said...

Totally awesome!

Jackie said...

Just way too beautiful!!

Plays with Needles said...

Your thistle quilt is beautiful Chris...and SO is your photo. I too love the musk thistle...It has gorgeous colors and lines, doesn't it? Did you paint the fabric you used?? Or was it all photo transfer?

Marcia said...

Absolutely Beautiful! I love it! A quilt that makes you go WOW when you see it! Thanks for sharing!

Lynn said...

I said it once and I will say it again this and all your quilts are stunning work Chris. This no exception!!!! A real beaut!

imquilternity said...

It's stunning!