What does a lava lamp have to do with the photo this month? Absolutely nothing, but the title seemed to fit my piece. At least it was all I could think of!!
Lava Lamp- Beverly
12" diameter, rusted cotton, batiks; machine pieced, appliqued, and quilted.
Sorry, Judith, but nothing spoke to me in your photo. I played with drawings, even did some piecing, but nothing flew. Then a crisis at work left me with only a couple of days before my reveal.
I really should credit my daughter in this one. She's the one that pointed out the interesting shapes and colors in the cylinder on the fountain. I wanted to find a way to include the mineralization I saw in the fountain, and some like the geometric shapes in the brick on the ground.
The lava lamp in constructed separately. I wanted it to be smooth, so it's not quilted. I quilted the background before I appliqued the lava lamp to it, then finished the edge with satin stitching and couched yarn.
It's simple, but I like the fact I was able to pull elements from the photo into a piece that references rather than portrays it. Beyond that, I can't say- I am still trying to recover from that lost night's sleep!