Saturday, March 15, 2014
Barbara's Translate Quilt-Bali Whirl
The Bali Whirl is a cultivar of the Plumeria family. It has 10 petals compared to the normal Plumeria flowers' 5. This photo is of my very own Bali Whirl plant which is a small tree but has these gorgeous flowers. I made a drawing and watercolor of the flower in my sketchbook (a translation) and then made a fabric copy of my drawing to use in the quilt. I collaged leaves from an upholstery fabric and the 3 stripes on the left are fabric from my cotton stash. I stitched everything down by hand and quilted with Perle Cotton thread. I love translating my sketching to quilt art.