Sunday, June 17, 2012

Remember Escher

Have you ever seen this amazing picture?
 Or this one
They were created by M.C Esher - famous dutch artist.

 I have seen the pictures earlier, but lately fall in love with tessellation.
Some quilts have the same design.
I tried to make a simple pattern.
I was wandered Escher was born today.
You would say: Everybody has a birthday.
Amazing fact is that I have birthday, too.

Happy birthday to me!

Monday, June 4, 2012

"The islands" swap in the group

This is the first swap I participated ever.
When the theme was offered I was a little bit wandered, but definitely know what to do.
"Surrounded islands" is a project of famous Christo 
Amazing work of an amazing artist.
Inspired by this photo I made a fabric picture.
For the islands I used small pieces green, brown,yellow loke a real surface.
Surrounding fabric is pink silk similar to the photo and shining at the sunlight.
 Quilting is a challenge - I want to show different shades of  water and remember geographical maps with its lines. So look what happened at the end.

I received very interesting coasters like old maps with signs on them and dotted sea around.
Some coins - parts of ancient treasury and cute octopus pincushion.
When comes the next swap:)