For every ten projects I make, there seems to be about one that I really lOvE. I like most everything I make (if I didn't, that would be a sign that I needed to quit!), but only sometimes does everything come together exactly as I imagined, or maybe even better than I dreamed.
Of course, this is all a matter of personal opinion and tastes, but the colors, shapes, and textures on this one come together just right.
My inspiration began with that black Greenfield Hill floral print. This print is stunning! It's the perfect blend of traditional and modern. Vibrant, yet elegant. Hmmm... not sure if that sounds like a typical description of my tastes, but it's kind of refreshing to love something unusual for myself!
This one met the criteria for a hand-sewn binding. I do this only on smaller pieces, when I want the binding to be extra skinny and flat. And something this size I actually have the patience for! Binding fabric - Sunkissed by Sweetwater Gray Pinstripe. (best gray ever!) Backing is Essex Linen Cotton Blend in Putty.
I'm practicing with my new 50mm lens, so please forgive all the extra blurriness! I've been wanting this for so long, I'm going a bit crazy with it!