April 10, 2008

Calla Lilies, Part II

I also used calla lily leaves in my large quilt, "Five Days Last Fall". Above is the panel from November 1st featuring a calla leaf. There are also calla leaves in the border. Callas are very late to emerge in the spring--each year I worry, needlessly, that they didn't make it through the winter--but the foliage lasts late into the fall, until a hard frost.

I'm not done exploring calla images yet. I have a set of cyantypes made from photographs of the flowers that are awaiting my attention. I am tentatively planning to combine them with some vintage embroideries that also feature callas:

Both of the above are from old table runners I found at the flea market. So many ideas, so little time.....

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