A couple of weeks ago, I received a handpainted hydrangea from my friend Lee Anna because I'd commented on a post of hers a while back about one of her color experiments and we decided to do a collaboration.
Because I'm a quilter, I want to cut it up and put it back together. The question is, how? I've got several ideas that vaguely involve circles and slashing, but I was having a hard time visualizing what I wanted until I saw this quilt at the Syracuse AQS show.
I'm not planning to put this many segments in each arc (I don't want to lose the painting by cutting it too small) but this is close to what had been camping in my brain.
But then today I saw this quilt that Cathy posted. And this quilt from QuiltDivaJulie. And I'm wondering if I can find a way to incorporate that kind of movement and energy.
More thinking required. Or dithering. (Call it what you will.) Until I reach the tipover point and just reach for my rotary cutter and start slashing.
Until then, I can also admire this other hydrangea - one that's currently blooming out by the garage.
That main flower cluster is about the size of my head. It's easily the biggest one I've ever seen.
Apparently it's an excellent year for hydrangeas!