This month, the girls chose "The Rising Sun" which I thought it was an interesting starting point because there were so many places to go with that topic. I searched rising sun quilt patterns and there were plenty of really neat blocks that would make awesome quilts. But I didn't leave myself enough time for that.
So I thought about the suggestions they and their guest bloggers had given--Japanese-influenced designs for garment sewing or quilting; Japanese fabric designers from traditional designs to Lecien and kawaii cuteness; Sashiko or even just sunny projects.
My ever growing "to-do before I die" list grew leaps and bounds.
But in the end, I googled Rising Sun images and I knew what I was going to make.
I found this image on zazzle's web site and loved the combination of the rising sun and the clamshells, a traditional quilting design.
I have always loved the song You are my Sunshine and often sang it to my children when they were younger. I thought the lyrics would fit well here, so I used my favorite colors, a great, fun font and here you go:
I created an aqua background and then put a somewhat-transparent layer of gray canvas over it to soften the aqua and bring the gray theme into play.
Then I added the lyrics to the song in yellow and worked on the graphic. I deleted all of the white background and then changed the entire graphic to be yellow. After duplicating the image, I changed it to gray and then erased the top layer (the gray) away from the "rising sun" portion of the image.
|Do the pics look a little fuzzy to you? They don't at all in my editing software but do a little in blogger...weird!|
I think this will be a perfect addition. What do you think?
Thanks girls for the challenge! It was fun. :) Head over and see what everyone else created this time. :)