Getting there

I have been picking away all weekend and so far, this is where I am . I will haul out my Artistic Licence now and add a few bits to make me happier, then sandwich and start quilting. I am not so much of a "pink person" but I kinda like these colours. The little greenish ovary in the bottom left corner relieves the pink for me . I am just staring at the little 12" square across the room and realizing what a HUGE bloom this would be if I did the whole picture! Wish my "sewing room" had that much space, but it does not :-(

Just a thought- here IS the full photo. Gorgeous flower, eh!
The centre of a nameless pink peony from the RBG in Hamilton ON, taken a few years ago.
I am adding the start of the quilting, mostly to see it side by side with previous shots of the little quilt. BTW, this is another 12x12 inch one. Fun and fast to do.
This is NOW as far as I have gotten. I am toying with the idea of some satin stitch free motion on some of the anthers. I just have to find colours of thread that will work. OK, that's it for now!


  1. WOW! Wow to both the original photo (I LOVE peonies...and finally planted one in my garden this year!) and to your textile interpretation! It looks great, Mom! I'm with you -- not a pink person, but the deeper reddish and orangeish hues in the center, as well as the lovely burst of green in the corner, minimize the overall pinkness. Absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to see the continuing progress. : )

  2. What Paleogirl said. As a long-time peony fan, I'm appreciative of your rendering! Will you try one in red?

  3. It amazes me how much detail you get into these. And I'm loving the pink. I've never been a girly 'pink' girl but I'm trying to get more in touch with my pink side. This could just manage to convert me!

  4. I guess Im not into pink but this is ... Beautiful. Can't wait to see it stitched