Saturday, June 16, 2012

Mermaid Magic



Donna Blum sent a photo of her Mermaid Magic quilt, an impressive applique fantasy. She used the Broderie Perse technique, cutting flowers and foliage out of a large-scale print.

I recognized this print right away.

It's from my Moda collection Morris and Company, the Anemone print.


When I looked closer I saw she used the same print in a different colorway for the white anemones and an orange colorway for the Mermaid's hair.


VERY clever! It's fun to collaborate. Donna, me and John Henry Dearle who designed the Anemone print 120 years ago.

9 comments:

Jo said...

Very clever! how Donna used the orange Anemone for the mermaids hair. Beautiful!

WoolenSails said...

I really love her piece and how she used the fabrics from you collection. I do find myself looking at prints and thinking how I could use them in art pieces.

Debbie

Debra Spincic said...

Much more masterful than my clunky broderie perse!

Heather said...

That's absolutely beautiful!

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

An amazing, gorgeous quilt, as you said VERY clever use of the prints! Sumptuous!

Denniele said...

Impressive! I especially love how she did the hair. Seems like it was made for that purpose.

Cathy R said...

Oh, that is beautiful!

Donna Blum said...

Thank you all for you wonderful comments. We are so lucky to have such beautiful fabrics to work with in our art. Donna

Anonymous said...

It´s Beautiful.Can I buy the pattern and if, where?