Thursday, June 11, 2009
It's time for big fresh juicy strawberries! and......
It's fresh strawberry time. I just couldn't eat these without putting them on my scanner and making a picture of them. Eventually they will be printed onto fabric and used in a quilt. Grandma couldn't do that!
Then I decided to scan the leaves that were falling off my croton plant. I have several scans of these leaves which will be so much fun to use in a quilt someday.
Next came a rose that I wanted to remember before it lost it's petals.
My plan is to print these designs on smooth white cotton or silk, back the fabric with a fusible, cut out the images and fuse them to a background to create a quilt.
I also have the option of enlarging or reducing the size of these images which means I can make them larger than life or miniature size.
This is just another way the computer has changed what we are able to do when making a quilt.
Tonight's puzzle is a bouquet of the roses I scanned. I don't think this one will lend itself to cutting out flowers but that doesn't mean there may not be another way to use it.