Wednesday, March 10, 2010
This quilt (Swamp Thing) was inspired by a photo art quilt challenge I was talked ...no, make that coerced into participating in. I ended up having a blast making mine and hope to do many more art quilts someday. (yet another "someday" project to add to the long list) I fell in love with the colors of this piece. And couldn't stop buying snippets here and there.
A close up of the original art quilt.
I loved the variety of greens and blues together but wasn't sure of how to bring them together on a larger scale. Then I saw this border fabric one day and it had all my colors together and I loved it.
Once my blocks were completed my daughter Amy and I laughed at how much they looked like a swamp. (Swamps, ponds, habitats etc. are a running joke around here) Well how appropriate to have a swamp quilt.
I decided to turn the border into waving grasses surrounding my swamp. The swamp has rings of rain drops in the center of each block. The little x's are the legs of the water skippers and the little swirls represents the movement of the water bugs.
Lovely thought eh? Ick!