Monday, August 5, 2013

Flower POWER

My Granddaughter, Elizabeth, loves peace signs and symbols from the flower-power era.  So, when she said she wanted a peace sign quilt, I found some cute kid fabric and went to work.  I created the peace sign blocks on paper and printed them off on fabric...ditto, for the large flower.  I decided to work them in with a stack of blocks created from striped fabric in two different color ways - one bright and one darker.  The bright ones really put the punch in "power".  I decided to create another quilt for the back so her work, a self portrait and two peace symbols, would be featured there.  Needless to say, I like her blocks better than mine and I now wished I would have put them on the front!  For some reason, I think of Cherry Blossoms when I look at the front.

Now to finish Abby's.  It's been waiting patiently for a border for several years and if I do not get busy, she will grow out of it!  Does this sound familiar?

                                           Flower POWER (Front)           58 1/2" x 58 1/2"

Flower POWER (Detail)

  Flower POWER (Back)
The Duo - Sissy and Bub