Saturday, May 3, 2008

Canna Flower

This is my newest quilt called Canna. I tried a new technique using Photoshop to manipulate the photo and then printed it on fabric.
The inspiration photo was taken by Craig Cramer and was used with his permission. You can check out his blog at During the course of our discussion, he posted a blog about my work. You can read his entry by clicking here.

This quilt will be donated to the University of Michigan Hospital cancer wing. For you alert readers you will notice that I abandoned my project from Asilomar. I was not happy with the applique.


Ellis Hollow said...

Wow Lisa.

I don't believe what you did with that 'not my best work' image. You saw things in that image that I sure didn't see. Your work is spectacular.

I took the liberty of using the image in this blog post, hoping to push more traffic your way. (If that's a problem, please let me know.)

If you ever spot any more images on my site that move you, you know you have my blessing to use them in any way you see fit.

Keep up the good work and keep me posted.


Kim said...

Wow is right - what an amazing, lovely quilt. I'm even more blown away by the fact you are donating it. I'm a quilter, gardener and a photographer (sort of), too, and your work touches me on many levels. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Suzanne Kistler said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lisa!! How generous of Craig to allow you to interpret his work. I love the way you break it up with the rays of light, and the quilting? awesome!!!

Cyndi said...

Lisa, I love watching you absorb techniques and then integrate them so seamlessly (no pun intended). This is gorgeous -- and is a wonderful next step on your quilting path. I'll stay tuned for what's next...

Jan Krentz said...

Wonderful CANNA, Lisa - beautiful! I think this is an excellent application of photo transfer / photo manipulation!

It was wonderful to have you in the workshop at Asilomar!

Fondly, Jan Krentz