Thursday, May 14, 2009

Weekly Square #12

This square catches me up through the end of this week on my weekly 6x6” squares. As I mentioned in a previous post, last week’s square depressed me so much that I had to find some way to find—or create—beauty.

I started with the iron-on transfer I made yesterday from a photo of the wilting roses. I went with this one rather than the TAP transfer, because I liked the aged/weathered look for this theme. I added some free-motion quilting. I started with the leaf on the left, then realized I didn’t want to cover the image with stitching, just enhance it. I started to tear the leaf stitching on the left side out, but decided to just leave it.

I didn’t want to detract from the image with a binding or border, so I just zigzag stitched around the edge a couple of times.

Influences for this week’s square: Mother’s Day roses from my son. Iron-on transfer technique. The need to find (or create) beauty, even in the face of decay and death.


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