How I started.... well I have black hollyhocks in my garden every year so I wanted to commemorate them. Cherrywood Fabrics put out a challenge to make something in the spirit of Van Gogh and use their fabrics, mainly 3 blues and black. So I combined my latent hollyhock ideas into the challenge quilt.... It also has to be 20x20" and done by Aug. 1. So here it is... and the how I got there photos.
Above and below these last 2, close-ups of the finished product. Hand stitching too and French Knots!
I have always been an artist and with art quilts I have found a way to combine my two loves of painting and textiles.