Fantasy on fall colors
A digital quilt in fall colors, to get me in the mood. I’m already seeing faint signs of the seasonal change locally.
I created this quilt from a single photo of ornamental foliage plants that had a color palette of fall colors, green, rust, and maroon. I squared (resized to a 1x1 aspect ratio, rather than cropping to a square shape) this starting photo (link to original photo below). All parts of the quilt derived from this squared version. I refer to it below as the basic unit.
Instead of using a solid color for my background, as I usually do for such digital quilt projects, I added the basic unit as a layer over a background of solid green, applied a gaussian blur to that layer and adjusted the opacity until I got an effect I liked. I used this for the background for the overall quilt (resized) and for some of the individual blocks in the quilt.
There are three types of block in the quilt. Each derives from application of a different filter forge filter to the basic unit (stagerd swirl, wild orb perspective, and Droste spiral). In the case of the first two named filters, I selected a circular part and layered it over the blurred background I described above. I used the square Droste spiral block ‘as is’.
Creation of the quilt itself was a matter of trial and error until I got an arrangement I was moderately satisfied with. I’m never 100% satisfied. Because none of the blocks is symmetrical, it took a bit of fiddling with various rotations of the blocks in order to achieve an acceptable overall symmetry in the pattern.
I had fun making this fall fantasy. I hope you enjoy it.
The original photo, the individual blocks, and the final ‘quilt’ are copyrighted, with all rights reserved.
As promised, here is the link to the original photo: https://arctangent.smugmug.com/Nature-Flora/Blooms-Through-the-Year/2019-Gardens/i-4zt4jnQ/A
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