Sunday, January 27, 2008

Take It Further Challenge/January Journal Quilt

It's about time I started with TIFC. I was soooo bad with Sharon's last challenge TAST, that this time, I'm determined to keep up. I decided to stick with the colour way option of the challenge. I started out with a piece of painted vilene, layered with painted organza strips, and then did lots of free motion embroidery to depict grass and flowers in a field. This first photo is up to that step.
The photo below has hand embroidery added, plus bits of roving couched on to look like a flower (don't ask me what flower!!) I haven't finished yet - lots more hand embroidery to be added, and then I need to decide if I'll zap back the organza. I do like to zap - so I probably will succumb!!
I think I will also make this into my January journal quilt for "seasons" and call it "The Disorder of a Spring Garden". Australia/New Zealand Art Quilters Group have a monthly journal quilt project happening, which I also have my name down to do. Don't know if it will be feasible to incorporate both of these challenges/projects each month, but I think it works well for this month.

23 comments:

Doreen G said...

Wonderful Dianne -- I think the flowers are called "Blue Fowers"and "Purple Flowers" --seriously they look great.

Vicki W said...

It's really lovely!

jacqui said...

this is glorious and give me a feel feel for the flowers and the grasses twisting in the wind.

Angelcat said...

This is lovely, the colours are beautiful.

Waltraud said...

Beautiful, blue flowers! When I saw the January colours- these are not mine, but your journal, an excellent result!
Waltraud

Annica said...

Beautiful Dianne! I love how you interpreted the colour scheme!

sharon young said...

Hi Dianne
Love the colours in this piece, in the close-up the little flowers remind me of bluebells, looking forward to seeing where you take it next.
Thank you for your lovely compliment on my blog, re the feb PC for CG. I can't wait to start the cardie, it's such a long time since I did any knitting with nice wool!!

Emmy said...

love it just love it the colors are great
fine art indeed

Sue B said...

Dianne, this is wonderful!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh wow Diane it is already looking gorgeous!! It is going to look stunning by the time you finish with it.

Karin Hammel said...

Looks lovely so far. Love the colours.

artisbliss said...

The flowers make me think of bachelor's buttons!

Fran├žoise said...

Beautiful!

Pat said...

Lovely interpretation of the colour scheme.

Ati. Norway. said...

Dianne it turned out lovely. I like the way you made the grass.It looks like a painting now it is finished. beautiful!

Stitchety Grub said...

The colours are very peaceful and fit the colour scheme beautifully
Britt :-)

Purple Missus said...

Yummy colours. Looking good. Be careful if you zap.

Janet said...

Beautiful! I love the colors but then you already knew I would!

Jacquelines blog said...

Gorgeous Dianne!!!! I like you're stitching in this piece!

Micki said...

Absolutely lovely. It is so making me wish it were spring. I'm tired of the cold.

Debbi Baker said...

Hi Dianne - all looking fabulous (I agree with everyone else!) And clever you combining the two!!

Barbara said...

beautiful..love the blue flowers...
LG Barbara

Mieke said...

WOW Beautiful!!!