In Dallas, there are two gardening seasons - Spring and Fall.
"Garden Contrast" highlights the beautiful color palette I can still see every day as I look out the window of my studio. The vivid colors of red, yellow, gold, purple, lavender, orange, white - and yes, even blue - gaze back at me as I work on my next quilting project.
I used a soft lime green Kaffe hot shot cotton for the background with a band of black and white 100% cotton fabric to simulate my window. The flowers and leaves are batiks fused with Wonder Under. I used 50 wt. Presencia thread on the flowers and a contrasting green 50 wt. Aurifil thread for the detail in the leaves. The centers of the flowers were free-motion stitched using zigzag and circular designs.