Friday, 31 May 2013

Purple Artichokes

I woke up this morning and checked my email and thought OH NO it is reveal day and I forgot! So here quickly is mine before I cycle off to yoga. I will have to comment later from the car as we drive to Toronto. When Pam announced the challenge I could not get eggplants out of my mind. Then I learned about the existence of purple artichokes, and my decision was clear. Marion and I have been working on a giant artichoke quilt (regular green ones) so it seems very apt for this challenge. All of the fabrics are my hand dyed. The artichokes were made on a separate piece of felt, stitched and the attached so they are very 3D.

10 comments:

  1. Aah, artichokes instead of aubergines - I like it. I love the idea they are felted and then attached making them 3D. The echo quilting adds to the fact they are round.
    I hope we will see the green artichokes in the future - please?

    Hilary

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  2. Gosh ...well done. I love the felt artichokes,they do exactly that ..... 3 D,you want to run your fingers over them.

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  3. Electric use of complementaries, and the stitching on the leaves is beautiful.

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  4. great colour selections, for background and threads. And beautiful stitching. The texture of the raised chokes is so well done.

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  5. I love the green that you have chosen against this colour Helena.The quilting makes it all vibrate as well. I also can not wait to see your big artichoke that is almost finished!!!!!

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  6. I think it's all been said. These are fun!

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  7. A great variation on the 'aubergine' theme. I can see the highlights on the artichokes are all done with stitch, but are the shadows done in the same way? I love the 'depth' of the artichoke that you have achieved. Not sure purple artichokes have got to the UK yet, neither, sadly, have yellow beetroot.

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  8. Your artichokes look great and what a good idea to use felt to get the 3D effect. Your colour choice for the background is just perfect and sets the whole piece off - well done.

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  9. In response to your question about the shadows on the artichokes Linda F, yes they are done in darker thread. I must apologize for not commenting on all the pieces. I didn't do comments when I was away and they were all posted, and now it seems redundant because everything has been said! Next round I will comment right away...

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