|This is the background for Ginkgoes Galore. It went through many evolutions, this is the final one!|
Then came that shopping trip to TJ Maxx, where I found a wonderful vase for $4.99.
|Here it is, the wonderful $4.99 purple vase. I love the color, the unsymmetrical shape, somewhat reminiscent of a urinal!|
A tablecloth would work. I considered a laundry basket full of fabrics before deciding on which would work the best. Quilters that do little actual designing don't realize that there are many options to consider before making the final decision. I auditioned red fabrics, black and white, white, solid black and purple. When I do this I wind up with a huge pile of rejected fabrics on the floor of my studio. This process could take as long as a day. But I decided rather quickly on a black and white print, set it on the diagonal and put the vase on it. There would be plenty of room for a teapot or cups, you'll remember the tea party theme.
|Here is the vase sitting on the paper pattern for the tablecloth. The leaves have been fused and assembled on bakers parchment.|
|Here is the completed quilt Ginkgoes Galore|
You may read more about it on my website and will find a larger image and 3 detail shots of the stitching and leaves. Enjoy.