Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Nénuphars in Sapporo

I had never really cared much about the colour chartreuse before this challenge. But when Gerrie picked it as our new colour scheme, I suddenly discovered that chartreuse was everywhere, even in my collections of pictures. I also found out that this colour was going well with many others and, eventually, that I rather liked it.
I chose a few photos that inspired me, some taken during my trip in Japan last year, and I finally decided to concentrate on water lilies photographed in Sapporo.
And here is my chartreuse quilt...

First, I hand-dyed many shades of chartreuse. (I've got a lot of chartreuse fabric in my stash now!). I added dark green and purple as I found these colours made a nice contrast with the light shades of chartreuse. The water lilies, flowers and leaves, are stitched through all layers. The quilt is completely quilted by machine except for the three little hand-stitched flowers on the upper left side.
Here are some details...

"Nénuphars" is the French word for water lilies. When I see water lilies, I often think of Claude Monet's Nympheas. I fell in love with them, and with Impressionism, 35 years ago in Paris, but I still have to visit Monet's garden in Giverny.

And now you should go and visit our Twelve by Twelve blog to see all the lovely chartreuse quilts the other Twelves have made.

7 comments:

Gerrie said...

I love all those shades of chartreuse that you dyed!

Ali Honey said...

Oh well done. I love your less is more approach.

Micki said...

Your dyed fabrics look wonderful. It's a great little quilt.

vidertextil said...

très jolis nénuphars, tellement fins et délicats ... j'adore les couleurs vertes.

WhiteStone said...

What fun! I've followed Kristen's blog a great while...now I'm finally kicking myself in gear to follow this one as well. I love what you twelve have been doing.

nicolette said...

This little quilt looks so delicate and beautiful!

linda said...

Beautiful! & I love the colour combinations.