Saturday, April 01, 2006

March Journal Quilt Challenge - Hope

Here, at last, is March's Journal Quilt. Better late than never...Sorry, was sick most of the month and was just not very inspired to get to finishing the back and binding. Finally got a little burst of energy today. Anyone notice I have kind of a sub-theme going on with my pages? They all have blue backgrounds so far!! ::cue music::Blue skies, shining at me, nothing but blue skies can I see....::music fade::

Text from back:
The daffodil, one of the first flowers of spring, is a symbol of hope. Hope for a world free from disease, hope for a world free from strife. Hope gives us the strength and courage to keep going, with the hope that there will be better days coming.

Construction:
The flowers and stems are free-form cut out of one single piece of batiked fabric that I pre-fused. I did not heavily quilt this piece, as it seemed to ask for simplicity. I accented the flowers and quilted over the stems in the vase to try to give the illusion of the stems being behind glass.

Satin stitching around all the edges of the page completes the construction process.

10 comments:

sophie said...

I love the way you made the vase transparent and the way it seems we're seeing the stems through the glass. Very springy ... maybe you should link it to the Illustration Friday site (their word of the week is "Spring.")

Deb Geyer said...

Very nicel, Suze. It is so cheerful and... full of hope!

Debra Spincic said...

I miss daffodils here in Houston so your bouquet will have to be my spring flowers!

Kim said...

Hope you're feeling better. I brought daffodils in from the yard this morning. Yours look wonderful in the blue vase. BTW love your music selection.

Denim Doll said...

great March Journal -
Daffodils are one of my favorites - mine bloomed late Jan - early Feb here in Dallas this year...

Granny Fran said...

Your colors for the daffodils are brilliant and your stems do look like they are behind the glass. I love daffodils. Have some just about to pop open. Blue Skies is a good optimistic theme for A Year of Wonders.

Sande said...

Simple and very nice. A great project, and theme, when one is recuperating. Glad to hear you're feeling better.

Allison said...

Hope, yes, exactly! Nice way to honor the always-o-welcome daffodil. I think everyone who lives in the right climate should plant more every year....

Kay said...

I also love the way the stems in the vase look. Such an appropriate piece.

The Calico Cat said...

LOVE IT! The quilting in the vase is superb! It truely gave the illusion that you were wanting.