Broccoli wall quilt, 20 x 28, by Lonni Rossi, at Lonni Rossi Fabrics
We asked Lonni Rossi about her inspiration for the Broccoli Quilt, and she explained: "A few years back I created a fabric line for Andover Fabrics called Cultivated Cottons (which is now out of print). All of the images in the collections were created by using actual vegetables as stamps. I usually make several quilts to showcase my new lines of fabric so it just seemed natural to make quilts inspired by vegetables!" The vegetables include a giant artichoke and and a colorful onion (below). The patterns are all available on her patterns page. Wouldn't they be fantastic as a set of three?
Onion quilt, 20 x 28, by Lonni Rossi
Artichoke quilt, 20 x 28, by Lonni Rossi
We have fallen in love with Lonni Rossi Fabrics, which are printed with contemporary, abstract and large-scale motifs with interesting textures and beautiful colors. Here is one of our favorites from her Urban Shades Collection, below. This swatch depicts "Chunks of concrete in a wall covered with strange graffiti poetry in Blue and Metallic Gold accents with Purple lettering". Wow!
Lonni Rossi has participated in many group shows locally and nationally, and has had one-woman art quilt shows in Philadelphia, Munich and London. In fact, a one-woman show of Lonni Rossi's art quilts is on now, through January 16; for more information see her Facebook page.
Finally, we couldn't stop thinking about the Broccoli that reminded us of a tree. To prove that we're not crazy... here is a tree that looks like a Broccoli !
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