Yesterday, I posted about my entry in the “I’m so Blue” guild challenge.
Normally, I am finishing my challenges on the day that they are due, or maybe the day before if I am really organized, but, with this one, the idea came quickly and I was finished over a month before the due date…. UN-HEARD OF!!
Just after I finished it, I was talking to another guild member (Sue) and she said that she would make it different by using the other spelling/meaning of blue……ie BLEW!!
Just after our conversation, we made another trip to Kunming, China where I spied this wonderful bronze statue…..
I adored the look on the man’s face….
….not to mention the little boy at the back…..
Now THAT is a great example of “BLEW”!!
When we returned home, I called Sue and asked if she had ever acted on her inspiration. She said that she had not and that I was welcome to use the idea.
I started with the photo itself, tweaking it to enhance the color…..
I used the pinwheel as my inspiration and added a bunch of small pinwheels and two larger 3-D pinwheels….
….and added the beaded “stick” to meet the embellishment and blue requirements.
I made a couple of paper quilts to test out the quilting designs….
….but finally decided on wavy parallel lines in a metallic thread….
I love the final product…..
…particularly the way that the fabrics worked together.
And, as a plus, it is another fun “Travel Log Quilt” that reminds me of a trip to Kunming!!
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I LOVE your Blew ll Quilt!!! I try to incorporate photos in my quilts too.
Thanks Sandy…..I went thru a period where I used photos in EVERYTHING!!!
They are stunning statues. What great inspiration!
There were around 10 of them the first time that we went. Unfortunately most of them were gone when we were back there in 2018.