Louise Brogan

9 Feb 2010
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I have created my "Let Out Your Inner Animal Reader Challenge" quilt illustrating a bumble bee!  I have always been drawn to their beauty and contrasts.  Contrasts in the beauty of their physical forms as well as their misunderstood personalities; their soft fuzzy bodies and bold contrasting yellow and black stripes; their nurturing and driving, task-oriented nature contrasting their painful sting when feeling threatened or protective.  They are a curious creature - somewhat like me!  I have used dense quilting for texture on the bee itself, and quilted the center of the flower and background in free-motion stitching.  For the wings, I used a gold organza and some free-motion stitching for the veins within the wings.  I auditioned many different flowers for my bee, but she finally landed on this pink cone flower!

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Mareena wrote
on 11 Feb 2010 7:41 AM

Awesome, Louise.  Just awesome. Blessings, Mareena

waycarbaker wrote
on 13 Feb 2010 2:52 PM

Absolutely breathtaking . . .  the flower as well as the bee!

mrcbrogan wrote
on 22 Mar 2010 10:33 AM

Really an incrediable job! The detail in the tread painting is supurb! The winner in my opinion!