One Mississippi, Two Mississippi
on one visit to see my mother down in Bay St. Louis Mississippi, i had no project ideas in mind. Fortunately early on in the visit, we went to one of her guild meetings, and one of her guild cohorts, Violet, showed me how to make simple little sewn flowers using fairly small scraps. i was in love and so inspired to make as my project, a backdrop wall hanging for the flowers i was making as hand work while we out of her studio. One i had begun the quilt, my mom noticed how liberal i was being with my cuttings for background, but i told her not to worry, that i would use ALL my scraps making a peiced crazy backing for it. so i guess it's less of a wallhanging than a room-divider now, as i have it hung in my studio so you can see both sides... and that is why i call it "one mississippi, two mississippi".
the flowers and stems were all hand appliqued onto the quilt after i machine quilted it. then i further embellished it with embroidered roots. below are some less-than-steller photos i took while it hung in a local gallery.
note: no measurements were used in the making of this quilt, aside from manufacturing my own bias-cut stems and binding.
also of note, is the fact that my mom had enough fabric just in her small southern "studio" or livingroom for me to select enough range for a gradient sky that i did not have to raid her bedrrom stash, or the storage-unit stash.