“Fragrant Climb” Complete

Here’s my challenge piece, complete.  I call it Fragrant Climb.

Fragrant Climb, an art quilt by Ellen Lindner. AdventureQuilter.com

Fragrant Climb


Fragrant Climb - detail, an art quilt by Ellen Lindner. AdventureQuilter.com

In a nod to the small flowers near the stairs in the inspiration photo, I drew on additional open-petal ones (above.)  I liked the effect and will use it again.

I’m pretty happy with this piece.  Especially since I wasn’t that crazy about the inspiration photo.  But, then, that’s why it’s called a challenge, right?

I encourage you to view a slide show showing all ten pieces made for this challenge.

Ellen Lindner

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7 Responses to “Fragrant Climb” Complete

  1. Michele K May 9, 2017 at 8:03 am #

    Seeing your group challenge is very inspirational because I am working on developing “my” style. They are all lovely!

    • Ellen Lindner May 11, 2017 at 8:17 pm #

      Thanks, Michele. It’s amazing how different they all are, right?

      In years past we’ve had even more deviation. One year, we used a busy scene including a roadside fruit stand. I did my quilt on just mangoes. Someone else did hers focusing just an old tire from the background. Others did abstracts inspired by the colors, and so on.

  2. marthaginn May 9, 2017 at 9:49 am #

    Very interesting take on the photo. I enjoyed seeing all the pieces made by your Dirty Dozen group! How lucky to have a like-minded bunch to bounce ideas and inspiration off of. Thanks for posting the slide show.

  3. Michelle Weatherson May 9, 2017 at 10:32 am #

    Beautiful work Ellen. I really loved your take on the challenge photo. The more representational works from the Dirty Dozen group were very nice, but I find that I’m more and more drawn to abstract perspectives like yours. Thanks so much for sharing your work!

    • Ellen Lindner May 11, 2017 at 8:11 pm #

      Thanks, Michelle. I find that I like things to be (generally) recognizable, but with a significant detour away from realistic. It’s much more fun to create (for me) and I think the finished result is more interesting, as well.

  4. cindy May 9, 2017 at 2:27 pm #

    So enjoyed this process and the slide show….peeking around on the site i can almost always guess which creations are yours! No, of course the colors don’t give it away. Great work.

    • Ellen Lindner May 11, 2017 at 8:12 pm #

      “Colors don’t give it away.” Yeah, right. 🙂 Thanks for your feedback, as always, Cindy!

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