|"Fruity Beauty" 2015, detail|
|the original photo source for the citrus fruit in "Fruity Beauty"|
|The image was edited in Photoshop to remove the background and boost color|
|Do you remember the Casio QV10? How about the Sony Mavica?|
|I designed fabric using the edited digital images|
|pieced quilt, c. 1880, Texas|
The subject matter of "Fruity Beauty" was almost incidental at first. I wasn't as turned on by citrus fruits as I was by finding a simple way to make an elaborate looking quilt. When the quilt was finished, I felt it had all come together nicely and I'd gotten behind the citrus fruit. Roughly speaking, the shapes could stand in for those found in the traditional design.
As mentioned in the previous blog, this four-block quilt is a sample. I plan to make a larger one with 16 blocks, and may play around with it just a bit. It may take a little while to get back to the project, lots going on in the first few months of the year, but it's nice to have the sample done.