|Baby Bear Paw|
The trip through the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks reminded me of the first bear quilt I did. I think I'll make a new version with autumn leaf colors. Nice to remember that scarlet and orange are "earthtones."
|Bears on the Porch Log Cabin|
|Traditional Bear Paw block|
|Can't decide if this is Escher slept here or Big Bear Big Bed Sampler Quilt.|
|High Mountains Strip from White Grass Sampler|
|Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout|
|2# 18" Fish, Over the Limit pillow, and RGA designs Catch Me If You Can quilt|
|Catch Me If You Can (RGA designs)|
A better view of Renae's quilt.
My first fish quilt, definitely the most fun I've ever had with fish.
I've been looking over old posts and discovered several comments I never responded too. If you're still out there, I'm back in the swim of things and would love to chat.
|Flax, dianthus, and Ohio field daisies|
This doesn't do the flax flowers justice. I'm trying to figure out a way to represent these flowers in applique. The long, strong, slender (but we knew that. It's flax) stems droop slightly with the weight of the very light flowers. I may have to settle for using the color but not the plant itself. Otherwise I see a lot of stem stitch embroidery in my future. FYI, when pioneers of European descent came to my part of the West in the mid 19th century, there was wild flax growing in the meadows. Wild flax still grows on the hills and even along state highways. The plants in my flower plot are domesticated; the smaller ones are seedlings.
The flower applique project is part of a projected plants and animals quilt. The sort of project which can spend years moseying around in the far reaches of my brain for months or even years. Is there a web icon for "I'll keep you posted?"
|"2 Pounds 18 Inches"|
|Peonies in my garden|
|Elise Christmas quilt center|
The outer borders and quilting I passed off to my mom and sisters in Idaho. The variations in the finished quilts never cease to amaze me. The concept is simple, just one block a year per child. When the project was started, no one knew just how many blocks would be needed over the years. When the per year count went over thirty, Mom decided that nine blocks was enough for a good quilt and since then she's only make blocks for the younger grandchildren. The blocks are 16 inches square and are in mostly Christmas greens and reds with some blue and gold accents.