Sunday, April 15, 2018

Teresa's Blues in Nature

I found this blue hibiscus at a botanical garden here in Arkansas.  I have never seen one before or since.  I photographed it, printed it on satin, stitched it with polyester threads, and embellished it with tulle and Angelina fibers.  It is one of a series I have been working on and will actually put it on a wooden frame and make it a 'gallery' wrap style piece of art.  I loved all the different colors of blue and the range of purples that also came into play.  It almost looks like a sea urchin.  It is a very modern looking piece to me. - Teresa Schlabach

8 comments:

  1. Wow, this is stunning Teresa!

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  2. Oh Teresa! I just ADORE this. The colors and your perfect stitching are so wonderful. Oh to be the quilter you are!!!

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  3. Yes, to be the artist you are! One of my favorites!

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  4. I'll add my "wow" to the those of the others! This is stunning, truly. I love the way the center of the flower pops out and makes this look three dimensional.

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  5. OH MY GOSH ! ABSOLUTELY STUNNING BEYOND BELIEF ! I'm currently working on my "Master Gardener Certification" and can imagine your quilt being in one of our text books as what to look for / expect in a Blue Hibiscus ! Congrats on an incredible piece ! ! ! ! !

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  6. The center does indeed look like a sea urchin. I don't think I've ever seen a blue flower like this - it is perfect for this challenge

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  7. totally captivating - in design and color. I am always so interested in printing photos to fabric. I bugged Carolyn about it at the last reveal. did you do the printing yourself? your choice of threads was perfect.

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  8. Absolutely stunning! The colors and quilting are perfection. I love how it looks like it is 3 dimensional and jumping off the surface. Beautiful!

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