White trillium grows in profusion in my woodsy backyard. They are a native woodland plant in Wisconsin. They come up in April and are in full bloom for my husband’s birthday in mid-May. I treasure each and every flower I have, but these are by far the most special.
I’ve made trillium quilts using machine appliqué, painted them, batiked them and machine embroidered them. This is the first time I’ve put them in the hot sun. In real life, they need dappled light, but never strong sun. Putting this beautiful flower onto my newest favorite color, orange, seems to be a natural progression for my work.
These three flowers were blooming near my front door last spring. After photographing them, I enlarged them many times, from their normal 2-3 inches across to a full 24 inches. In my home, they can bloom in this wonderful bright environment all winter long.
The flowers are fused, appliquéd, centers are embroidered and everything is machine quilted using a variety of decorative threads. The leaves are quilted using lots of spirals, to add interest to their very large surface area. The background is richly quilted with a variety of gold to rich orange threads.
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