Friday, June 22, 2012

Inspired by Nature

Making a set of flowers for your next fused art quilt? Flower shapes don't have to be complex concoctions. See the structure of these flowers on a Dogwood tree? There are only 4 petals. How simple can you get?
Bird and Dragonfly (detail) by Laura Wasilowski
Here's another 4 petal flower. True the hand stitching makes them fancy. But even a simple flower can get gussied up sometimes. So go ahead, gussy something up! Mother Nature doesn't care!


Gene Black said...

Bbbbbut,bbbut...but...I remember that commercial "it's not nice to fool with Mother Nature!" and then a lightning strike.
Are you sure she won't mind? I am allergic to lightning strikes!

WoolenSails said...

Flowers are a great way to play with embellishments.


Estie said...

Wow...I've never seen dogwood flowers with points on the edge of the petals...very different.

Anonymous said...

I'm finding that many of the petal shapes on flowers are either simple shapes or could be made simple. The real fun appears to be in embellishing them.

Beth said...

Love those petals. I enjoyed taking class yesterday and starting to stitch on my flowers. I am going to finish this little piece. I have sooo many ideas I want to try now.
Thanks so much for all the great inspiration!

begoña said...

Hola Laura saludos desde España gracias por todos tus consejos y me ha hecho mucha ilusion ver un poquito de Zaragoza yo vivo en la rioja y me gusta mucho Zaragoza .saludos