Thursday, August 28, 2008

My Landscape Quilt

I wanted to show everyone the quilt I made from one of Bob's pictures. It is hand appliqued and hand quilted. It took some time finding just the right fabrics to make the picture work, but the process was lots more fun than cutting squares and matching corners!!!

<---This is the original picture. It was taken while Bob was hiking Coyote Gulch. This is the Coyote Creek near where it empties into the Escalante River in southern Utah. I liked the contrasts, the rugged rocks and the water. In my version I added an eagle, because it I thought your eyes just kind of went up the cliffs then drifted out of the picture to the right. I needed a barricade.

I entered in the Sanpete County fair and it got a Sweepstakes ribbon, so I am taking it to the State Fair tomorrow. I think I have found a new passion- as if I needed anything new to do in my life, right? (Click on picture to enlarge)

Hope all of you are finding that you had a wonderful summer. What were your highlights? Would love to hear your memories and adventures.


ned and kim said...

I'm always amazed at how much the quilt looks like the original photo. Great job, Bev. You have a real talent!

rabidmilkman said...

Amazing work (to both Bob and yourself)! This is definitely one talented family.

Anonymous said...

I never heard how you did at the state fair. Did you ever find out?