I love daffodils and tulips and other flowers that bloom from bulbs, but I think the allium is particularly dramatic. My quilt explores a bit of the allium life cycle. It's titled, Allium Four Ways.
I've included buds just beginning to unfold.
The full bloom in all it's spherical glory!
Tiny drawings of the buds on their tall, straight stems.
It was a fun challenge to mix in various other elements, like the sheer blue overlap, the wavy purple hand stitched lines and the block of that beautiful teal large print floral. I really love working in a collage format and finding ways to make unexpected shapes, color and materials work together. Sometimes it takes a long long time and lots of moving elements around before I'm pleased with the results. Metamorphosis takes time.