I have often read about Copic markers on various art blogs. So when I was in an art supply store recently, I decided to make the investment in a new media to see what they were all about. I love the saturated color.
I was browsing through some old quilt magazines today and came across an antique pickle dish block quilt. I’ve always been attracted to this pattern, but have never had the time or patience to make it. Well, now I have–not in cloth of course. (I’ll just have to add this to the other 99 quilts I would like to make). I’ve added some rose “appliques” to my version here. The triangles spikes and the curves makes a very pleasing design that I just love.
I was looking through a book on antique quilts and found one from 1855. It was an applique quilt with whimsical motifs that I found very appealing. Apparently, it has come to be known as the “Lollipop” quilt. This is my 4 block version that was inspired by that quilt. The original was predominantly dark green. I lightened up the color scheme a bit in my version.
I love coneflowers. I love watching them pop through the ground every year. Mine are are growing strong and I expect to see some flowers appearing in a few weeks. I love the shape, with the “cone” center and the petals that droop down. They are so fun to draw. Where this bird came from I have no idea!