This quilt is the third in a series that will consist of four or perhaps more quilts with the theme LEAVES.
The challenge this time was EXTREME.
At first I thought of heavy embellishment with lots beads and embroidery, but finally I come to think of some design guidelines.
Simplify, Exaggerate and Repeat. For example, simplify your images, exaggerate the contrast, repeat images, colors and similar shapes and lines.
The inspiration photo is the foliage of an eucalyptus tree. See below.
I have tried to simplify the image, exaggerate the contrast with just a few colors with high contrast among them, repeated the colors and repeated similar shapes.
Although I am not sure that this quilt can be called Extreme, perhaps only by comparison with my two first "Leaf Quilts".
The background is a commercial cotton fabric. The red dot come with the fabric, as well as the red raw edged appliquéd circles, that I have cut out from other parts of the background fabric. The light leaves and dots are white cotton stamped and stenciled with gold, bronze and black acrylic paint by means of a Gelli Plate.
The background leaves are painted with a gold Markal Oil Paintstick and machine quilted with a gold metallic thread.