Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Francoise's dandelions

This is the first dandelion quilt I completed. I used my own dyed fabrics. Some are shibori dyed. I embroidered and quilted by hand.
This is the second one. Last Sunday, I decided to try and save the yellow dandelion I had worked on last month. All the fabrics are hand-dyed too. And everything is machine stitched. By the way the stitching looks a bit crooked, but it isn't in real...
Both quilts are inspired by the pictures I took in my garden when Diane first gave us her theme.
Pfff... it's done! Now I can concentrate on the next theme, that I'm still the only one to know.
:-))

11 comments:

StegArt said...

Oh they are both fabulous Francoise. I really like that large central image in the upper photo.

kristin L said...

The shibori and embroidery combination worked perfectly! I really like the simplicity of teh little puffs on blue, and yet you know exactly what they are. The center "Pusteblume" just sparkles! Your second piece turned out well too -- I can't believe you almost threw it away!

Terry said...

Both of these are lovely, but the first is spectacular! The large image of the fluffy dandelion seems beautifully mysterious and almost like a photo of outer space with constellations and stars whirling. It reminded me of this poem, part of which goes:

To see a world in a grain of sand
and a heaven in a wild flower,
hold infinity in the palm of your hand
and eternity in an hour.

-William Blake

Diane said...

Francoise, I really like both of these. The shibori and embroidery work so beautifully together, and I love the simplicity of how you've framed the composition. Very elegant. And I can't believe you almost threw out the yellow dandelion! It's terrific.

Karen said...

Francoise, you are awesome. Two pieces! They are both great and I really like the shibori and embroidery.

Gerrie said...

I love the use of shibori for the fluffy version of the dandelion. I am impressed that you had time to do two! I am still trying to get one finished!!

Brenda said...

What a delight to wake up to a mass of dandelion quilts! As I am on dial-up at my mother's house, I won't leave comments on each one at this time but it was good to see that while Francoise and I both chose our shibori pieces, they are both quite distinctive.

Nellie's Needles said...

Wonderful! Especially the shibori one. I like the abstract quality.

Helen Conway said...

The seed head in the first one looks just wonderfuly ethreal and magical. I love it yet in contrast I also like the robustness of the second one. Although I know ot is handie the blue looks like denim and I like the way the quilt makes a fragile flower look very sturdy. I didn't know we were allowed to do two!!!

kirsty said...

Both lovely and elegant quilts, Francoise! I'm especially drawn to the softness of the first one. I like the setting of them, too. Nice balance :)
Thanks for a great idea for our next challenge!

Nikki said...

I love the softness of the seed head -- so calming in contrast to your other dandelion. The yellow just pops in your other quilt.