j frag hibiscus
My good friend, Janet, has a very special birthday this next week. We have been friends since our college years, both of us were music majors, we both married our respective spouses on the same day 41 years ago, they lived in Batavia for awhile, our kids are about the same age and now they are our vacation/cruising buddies. We have maintained a good friendship for lo these many years, despite many lengthy periods of not being able to get together because of family obligations etc.
My good friend Janet also loves hibiscus flowers. This is a quilt made from the photo of her hibiscus plant taken in early August. I saw an article on fractured flowers and thought this would make a perfect gift for her. It was a pretty easy technique, using a photo printed to fabric, in this case, I printed on silk to give it the sheen that is characteristic to a hibiscus bloom. It went together pretty easily and the stitching didn't hurt the silk fabric. I added simple quilting lines in the flower, just to show the general shape of the folds etc. of the petals and then a leaf design in the outer part.
I call it "j frag Hibsicus" for "Janet's Fragmented Hibiscus". It's sort of a play on a "genus" or "species" name in the plant kingdom. It now resides in her home in Dublin, PA. Happy Birthday, Janet!!!