This is my entry to Project Quilting 2:6. I recreated the designs from my inspiration fabric in 3-dimensions to make this circular wall quilt. I loved the white mums and elegant leaf sprays in the large scale print!! The mum stands out three dimensionally, but is also dramatically accented with the orange starbust below it, setting it off from the light background fabric. The designs in that background fabric were pretty subtle in color contrast, so I quilted around them in outlines to really make them more visible. The stripe called for in the challenge was also a very subtle contrasting fabric, but cut on the bias added just another little spin around the circle, similar to the spin of the orange star points. The piece was looking very circular and symmetrical, which I really love, but to break that up a little and add some interest, I added the branch of blue leaves.
The room photo shows how happy this piece looks in my studio in Urbandale, IA. It's 17" in diameter and very me!!
- Emma Thomas-McGinnis