Sunday, April 26, 2015

Inspirational Sunday (7) - via Road to California 2015

Welcome back to Inspirational Sunday.  Today's quilts will have you doing a double-take.  I was so struck by how much these looked exactly like a high resolution photograph (no doubt one was used to assist the making of these quilts).

First up is, "Dazzling Dahlia" by Andrea Brokenshire of Round Rock, TX.

"Dazzling Dahlia" by Andrea Brokenshire of Round Rock, TX

Andrea says, "I am constantly taking photographs of the beautiful flora I encounter on my travels.  On a trip to Oregon, I took a number of photographs of the many beautiful Dahlias that grown in the Willamette Valley.  I was amazed at the variety of shape and size of these magnificent flowers.  This is one of them."

Here is another lovely quilt.  This one is called, "Larger Than Life" by Carol A Kolf of Sheridan, WY

"Larger Than Life" by Carol A Kolf of Sheridan, WY

Carol states, "A class with Jennifer Day inspired the technique I used for this moth.  I had taken the photo several years ago and always thought it would be a great design for a quilt.  More than 80 different thread colors were used to create "Larger Than Life".  I used the grain in my sewing room floor as a model for the grain design in the frame."

Here is another.  This one is called, "Aggregating Anemones" by Carla Stehr of Normandy Park, WA.

"Aggregating Anemones" by Carla Stehr of Normandy Park, WA

Carla says, "This piece was inspired by a photograph I took of Aggegating Anemones in a tide pool near Port Angeles, Washington.  I used painted silk organza to represent the green and pink transparent tentacles."

I wish I knew how she used that organza, the effect is amazing!

I have a few more remarkably realistic quilts to share next week, but then we will move on to another genre.

Thanks for reading today,



  1. Amazing! Thanks for sharing. I can't begin to wrap my mind, around how these beauties were made, and the time and patience. Stunning.

  2. If you hadn't assured me they were not photos I would have been certain they were!!!!

  3. wow amazing they look so like a photo what talented ladies

  4. These are INCREDIBLE! I would have loved to see them in person.


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