Thursday, November 18, 2010


When we lived in Alabama, we built a flagstone patio.  I absolutely loved it!  I loved it enough to move literally a ton of stone and placed most of the stones myself.  The colors were wonderful and Fall-like to me.  I took a picture of some of the stones and played with it in Photo Shop.  The result I liked best was watercolor, so I printed it out on watercolor paper.  I also printed it out even larger on fabric, quilted and embellished the mini quilt with beads and a leaf skeleton after attaching the photo to the quilt top.  Here is the result.  I hope you like it as much as I do.

 The lighter rectangle in the center is the photo printed on watercolor paper.  The leaf skeleton is to the left of that.  Unfortunately, the beads do not really show up , but they make the sandy area between the flagstones sparkle a bit.

This is the original picture with no enhancement or help from Photo Shop.  I think I LOVE Photo Shop!  Yesterday my new camera came and I can hardly wait to play with it.  It has 12mp as opposed to the 3.1mp on my old one.  This should be a lot of fun.

Enjoy the photos and let me know if you like them.

Till next time,


Joyce said...

I love it! Thanks for posting your mini quilt. Someday I would love to see it in person. Keep up the good work!

Lois Arnold said...

Thank you Joyce! I'd be glad to show it to you in person! LA