|Some of my Mom's orchids and the inspiration for my latest designs!|
I had some gorgeous fabric my husband hand dyed that I was 'dyeing' to tryout.
For the two tone, matching fabric - he's calling them Tropical Twins- I wanted to design something very simple that would showcase the color- in other words let the color do all the work. The design itself is really EASY appliqué. All large shapes and gentle curves perfect for practicing points.
For the mottled purple I knew I could design something a little more intricate. My Mom's orchids where my inspiration. I chose a simple Kona white background because that is the classic Hawaiian choice and because I wanted to showcase the beautiful texture of the purple fabric.
|My original design inspired by my Mom's orchids|
|Closeup of my Orchid design cut out of my husband's hand dyed fabric|
|More closeups of my quilt top|
Until next time...