Evolution of a quilt: 1

30 12 2007

Since moving down south, we’ve discovered the delightful Scotts Brook wines, and I’ve been quite taken by the dragonfly logo. An idea for a quilt/wall hanging using the dragonfly has been brewing in my head for a few weeks now. With some time off over the Christmas break and with only a few social activities to attend, that idea has now started to come to fruition.

But I’m finding that without a pattern or instructions, the original idea has changed a lot since inception. That’s what this series of posts is about—how I’m going from an original idea to a finished product. It’s not finished yet, and may not be for quite a while, but I wanted to document the process, as even at this early stage, it’s changed a lot.

My original thought was to make a wall hanging using the dragonfly logo on the Scotts Brook wines, and sticking pretty much to that design. However, my husband—who’s much more artistic than me—suggested that making something that was almost all white wouldn’t be a good idea as it would look very bland. Between us we searched the internet for dragonfly quilts made in a stained glass style, and expanded the search to stained glass patterns, and images of dragonflies in all their forms.

After looking at all sorts of variations, we agreed that the dragonfly should be colourful and on an angle, and that some leaves should be in the background. However, we didn’t want the strappy leaves we saw in some designs we found as they aren’t in keeping with the local area. So I had a brainwave of creating a background of grape leaves! More in the next episode…

Original inspiration:

Scotts brook wine label

Some of the other inspirations:

Stained glass dragonfly Dragonfly with strappy leaf background

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