My mum is doing a quilting workshop next weekend, where they take pictures of forests and convert them into a quilt blueprint - a mixture of piecing, appliqué and embroidery, as far as I can work out, primarily looking at light and colour.
After looking through her own collection of photographs, as well as through the books she owns, she didn't find a picture that took her fancy. I was headed for Perth the next day, and promised to try taking some pictures in the forests of the Perth hills, if I had time.
I'm very lucky that my uncle's house, where we currently stay on trips to Perth, is right on the edge of a national park, with native Australian forest literally right outside the back door. I took a little wander through the trees close to sunset one evening, and these are my favourite shots.
I tried to make the most of the light filtering through the trees. The trees show evidence of fire damage, although I suspect it's quite old, as there's a huge amount of recovery which has happened since the last time fire swept through the area. I was also amused not to see any kangaroos - I know there's tens of them in the bush around the house, as they come out at dusk. They're very good at hiding from me though, they just waited until a little later before they decided to come out for their evening feed.
Mum's not going to use any of my pictures for the workshop, she took some of her own the same weekend, but I'd love to see any of them made up into a wall hanging sized quilt. I think I have enough on my plate right now to not tackle it myself for the time being, though!
Plus! Check out my blue hair! That's what I went with once the pink had faded to ginger. Unfortunately, this colour washes out really fast, and is too high maintenance for me. I loved it at blue, and the slightly lighter grey it went as it washed out, but it was blonde after just a few washes. It's such a shame, as I loved it, but I've now gone back to my normal brunette self (or something close to it).
What natural wonders would you like to see made into a quilt?