One of the flowers I enjoy the most with living in Singapore is the Orchid. Singapore is also famous for its orchid garden which is situated inside the Singapore Botanical Gardens. Last year while taking a friend through the gardens I enjoyed taking photos of the orchids. There is so much beauty in these flowers so I decided to design an abstract quilt using an orchid. I was keen to use the indigo fabrics that originate from Japan. I went to the Singapore Fabric Market and picked out a selection of fabrics to use in the flower.
I drew the flower onto paper to the size of the finished quilt
I worked with each petal and drew the details onto paper so that I could paper piece each petal. The design was traced onto tear-away and I worked on this to put the petal together.
Eventually I had 5 petals complete. I bound each petal and combined them to form the flower.
A centre was appliquéd into position and the flower was appliquéd onto a raw silk fabric.
The flower is machine quilted and the background hand quilted with silk thread and embellished with beads.
With the binding on and the quilt finished it was off to the park with quilt and camera to get some photos.
Eventually I found this tree trunk to hang the quilt on for a suitable picture.
I can now tick this quilt off the list that I put up of quilts to finish in the first quarter of 2015 along with Adrianne from On the Windy Side.
Have a great week