Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Japanese quilt

I have to make an 8" x 8" piece for group exhibit at a museum with a Japanese garden and the piece has to depict something that you would see in a Japanese garden. I've been to Japan recently and have hundreds of pictures so this should have been easy. Not so! I had a hard time picking a picture and settled on this one from a fabulous garden that we visited in Nars, famous for its thousands of stone lanterns. I blogged about it here. I worked on this today (another snowy inside day), but I don't love it. I tried to have the photo transfer blend into the fabrics from my stash. It blends better in person. Here I have offset the photo image.

And here I have it centered. I think I'm going to try something totally different tomorrow. I'll post it if I do.


Vivien said...

I don't know if I agree with you, Norma. I like this. I like the fact the fabrics don't "match" the photo; it highlights the lamp a bit more (and it sure is beautiful). I'm curious to know if you'll create something else. Would you use the same photo? It's lovely.

Robin said...

I agree with Vivien. The photo stands out a bit and adds some depth due to the differents shades.
Can't wait to see what else you do.

katyquilts said...

I like this, it feels tranquil. I didn't realize there WAS a photo transfer until I read it in the text!

Katy S