This photo is from my collection, so it's from last year or the year before. It's a harbinger of things to come. ;)
Whenever an animal (or kid) knocks over a bloom, I cut it and bring it into the house and watch it in wonder. Have you ever done that? That tiny little bud, no bigger than my thumb, transforms into a magnificent bloom the size of my fist within 24 hours. WHERE do the petals come from? I am in awe over God's handiwork, as I study those blooms. HOW does He do it?!!! It's a miracle. :) And it happens on my kitchen counter every year.
All this to say that I find irises to be inspirational.
This is the first quilt that I actually finished, using an iris as its focal point.
47" x 58.5"
This quilt can be seen in Jan Krentz's book Hunter Star Quilts & Beyond. (See
www.JanKrentz.com for more info.)
I thought I was done with the idea - I'm not usually much for series - but I wasn't. There was more to come. But I've got stuff to do, so I'll continue with the "more" tomorrow.