Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Gum Leaves





















Another quilt done. I was playing around with this one in December. It is discharged cotton velveteen and the leaves have been created with Lutradur- they are dimensional. I quilted the whole background piece before attaching the leaves. This is another instance where the camera does not catch dimensionality or texture. The velveteen acquired a very pleasing texture once quilted- all the light areas are echo quilted and it puckered a little like the creases on a Shitzu dog face ( is that what they are called?)

But I am running out of time- argghh why do I always think I can do so much?? My kids were just playing a Roy Orbison song from the Travelling Wilberries album ( or was it already CD by then??)- when I was much younger I lived in a house where we used to have "Big O" parties- they were such fun,I also have a big "0" birthday coming up in february and yet again I won't be home ( 50- shhh) - ummm the Big OPosted by Picasa

6 comments:

smarcoux said...

Dijanne once again STUNNING they look so real those leaves...
I am the same way think I can get so much done and I am sure we could if only we applied ourselves.... like not sleeping or something to that effect. :)
Where will you be for your birthday?
BTW we need itinerary and pics of all the quilts your taking. :) you know me miss nosey!

Sandy

MargaretR said...

Hi Dijanne. The best is yet to come. About 50 more years for all the creativity that you can do. You are still a child these days.

Valeri said...

I thought this was a photo of REAL leaves before I started reading the blurb. They are amazing!

Deb R said...

I'm crazy about this quilt, Dijanne. I'm a sucker for anything "texture-y" and this has a wonderful flow to the design as well. Yay you!

Debra said...

lovely quilt! There is something about those eucalyptus leaves that makes one want to do dimensional leaves, isn't there?

Dara said...

I can't stop looking at this piece - the dimesion shows up quite well on my screen, you did a fabulous job.