Tuesday, October 20, 2009

From Watercolor to Quilting


I have being doing mandala for years. This design is called the Flower (or Seed) of Life. The original is watercolor. I transferred that image via my printer onto silk fabric, beaded and then quilted the piece which is 10" x 10". I even won an award at our local quilt show.

14 comments:

An Evolving Artist @ Swallowcliffs.blogspot.com/ said...

This is awesome!
Glad to find your blog and have you in the group!

Tammy said...

Wonderful! You deserve the award!

Alex said...

OH WOW!!!! This one made my neck went straight and I couldn't help but to looking up and down and go "Oh Wow!!" over and over again ^^ beautiful work!

Patsy Taylor-Craw said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Definitely award winning.

Possum Patty said...

Stunning! You're very creative! the design and colors are great, but the transfer to silk and the beading really add a whole new dimemsion! I like it.

Dan Kent said...

This is an amazing process - very beautiful!!

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous, Sandra! Thanks for sharing!

freebird said...

Very nice. I love the addition of the beads to the piece.

That's the trouble with printing it out - you are limited to size.

Revelle said...

What a great idea! Thanks for being a part of the group! I love the ladies quilt too!
Revelle

Ellen said...

Very very pretty! Love the beading!

nanke's stuff said...

Well, I can certainly see why you won an award with this. It's stunning. What a wonderful combination of several arts. Well done, indeed! nancy

Elizabeth said...

It really is beautiful. I love the simplicity of the design with the delicate colors. Most beautiful!

Karen said...

This is really lovely! You certainly deserved the award for this one.

Christie said...

I love mandalas and I love quilts, and beading is very nice, too. Makes this a triple score!!