This small piece was a challenge issued by some members of www.longarmchat.com. A photograph was chosen, and then we were allowed to do whatever we wanted.
I decided to use the colors (the green and blue and the pink) and the placement of the flowers. I didn’t want to try to accurately portray the photograph.
The tiniest squares in the background finish at 1/2 inch. Before quilting, I layered black tulle over the quilt top. After quilting, I added the crystals (of which there are several shades of green) and then attached the flowers. The flower petals were created by layering the 2 shades of pink fabric with 2 sheets of aluminum foil in between. I stitched around them several times and then cut them out. They were attached to the quilt top with just the line of stitching down the center of each petal. Lastly, I added the beads in the flower centers.
It is actually much prettier in person. The pictures don’t seem to capture the sparkle of the crystals very well. I think I need to take some photography lessons…..