This is the silliest quilt I made in 2000, but also the most
fun. It began when I
wondered what would happen if I scanned a dandelion directly
on my flat bed scanner. By scanning at a very high resolution
and then blowing the dandelions up, I discovered that every
dandelion has it's own personality. To scan the dandelions,
I cut off the stems and laid them face down on the glass of
the scanner. I covered them with a piece of blue cloth,
and propped open the lid, then enlarged the image to 12"
square and scanned at 300dpi.
Each image was printed out on white cotton broadcloth which
had been soaked in Bubble Jet Set, which makes the ink permenant
on the fabric.
I had so much fun with the flowers, I decided
to make a whole quilt of dandelion images. The lattice
strips are direct scans of dandelion greens, and the corner
blocks are additional scans of the blossom, gone to seed.
The quilting is a simple all over meander pattern
in fine yellow thread.