Quilt U class project finished

msmeowFebruary 26, 2012

Hi, everyone - I've been taking a class called Flower Power at Quilt U. She taught us how to really analyze a photo in order to recreate it in fabric. She also taught us her upside-down applique technique, which I like a LOT! :)

Here is my finished orchid:

And here is the original photo:

Donna

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jennifer_in_va

Lovely! Oh the possibilities with photos. I could see Grandma's old house recreated, or a favorite part of the garden.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2012 at 2:33PM
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bev2009

Gorgeous. This process will probably help you see and appreciate nature more.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2012 at 2:58PM
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rosajoe_gw

Beautiful!! I love the fabrics you chose for the orchid!
Rosa

    Bookmark   February 26, 2012 at 2:59PM
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loisflan

Donna, it's absolutely beautiful! Do you have training in art or fabric art? I think the colors and shadings are so stunning. Please tell us how it's done. For instance, the reddish edges on the leaf in the lower left. Surely that can't all be applique. And the shading in the flower. I think you did a fantastic job.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2012 at 3:15PM
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toolgranny

It's lovely, Donna. I'm sure you learned techniques you will use forward. Good job.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2012 at 3:41PM
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magothyrivergirl

Beautiful! You are a good very good student.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2012 at 4:12PM
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msmeow

Thank you all!

Lois, no art background...just the QU class. The shading is done with thread painting after the applique is done. So - the red edges on that one leaf are just satin stitching with red thread.

I'll be working on my stash of mottled fabrics...they work perfectly for this type of project. :)

Donna

    Bookmark   February 26, 2012 at 4:57PM
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quiltingfox

I love it. That's really cool!

Best to you,
Sandra

    Bookmark   February 26, 2012 at 6:50PM
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luvtosharedivs

Fantastic!
I could study it for hours if I saw it in person.
I love thread painting effects on fabric.

You are very gifted!

Julie

    Bookmark   February 26, 2012 at 7:28PM
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day2day

It's lovely.
You did a fantastic job.
TFS.

~Geraldine

    Bookmark   February 27, 2012 at 7:01AM
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K8Orlando

Outstanding!!! It's a great technique, but obviously your skills brought it to life. Good job!!!

    Bookmark   February 27, 2012 at 8:06AM
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lola99

Donna,

Congratulations on a beautiful quilt! I took Flower Power several years ago but I didn't finish my project. You are inspiring me to pull it out again.

Despite the fact that I didn't finish my flower, I use upside-down applique from time to time, it's a great technique.

Once again, your quilt is gorgeous. You should be very proud.

Lola

    Bookmark   February 27, 2012 at 9:50AM
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missflippins

Your Orchid quilt is stunningly beautiful. What a great job you have done. I'm sure your teacher was very pleased with you too.

Best wishes - Corinne

    Bookmark   February 27, 2012 at 3:52PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Donna, You surely have to be pleased with how your orchid turned out! You could make a wallhanging with a few more squares of flowers and show off your new talent! Is that a picture of your orchid?

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   February 27, 2012 at 10:37PM
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fran1523

Wow! That is amazing. You did a great job.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2012 at 9:17AM
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msmeow

Aw, thank you all so much!

Sharon, it's not my orchid, but I did take the photo. It was taken at Hillwood Estate in DC a few years ago. They have a whole greenhouse full of orchids.

Donna

    Bookmark   February 28, 2012 at 9:26AM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Donna, Take pics of a few varieties of orchids, do your magic then you can hang a grouping on the wall. Sounds like fun to me.......

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   February 28, 2012 at 2:38PM
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sunnycentralfl

Wonderful quilt...so pretty.

I just love your creative spirit and abilities!

TFS,
Gwen

    Bookmark   February 28, 2012 at 5:27PM
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grammyp

Well, that deserves an A+ in my book. The picture is beautiful, and the quilt is stunning. Great job.

beverly

    Bookmark   March 2, 2012 at 10:11PM
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