It has been a weird week. I am running up against the deadline for finishing the "Elements" pieces and I essentially lost two days this week. Monday morning I woke up with a stiff neck and by bedtime I was in a serious amount of pain. Did not sleep and by morning I was in such pain and fear of what might be causing it that I went straight to the Urgent Care Clinic near us. It was a strained trapezius muscle in my neck, making my neck impossible to move without screaming, hot pain and sending tentacles of pain winding up around my skull. The recommendation was rest and drugs and sleep and a soft cervical collar to support the weight of my head. So I lounged around all day on Tuesday reading and sleeping, felt a little better on Wednesday and much better today. So I was back in the studio this afternoon.
"Water" should have been easy (that's why I left it for last), but I had a hard time settling on an idea. Close to my heart is the wetland area where we walk, so that began to take shape in my head. I started with an assortment of blue, gray and tan fabrics and fused some strips to form a base.
Speaking of the wetland area, we had a surprise when we walked last week. Sofia was with us, and as we came around the corner near the Fanno Farmhouse, Beth and I were talking away and Sofia piped in "look at the turtle!" There, studiously digging in the dirt at the side of the trail, was a large turtle. I took its picture with my phone.
Absolutely love your clouds and the layering of the wetlands. And that turtle is positively fearless. The ones we've seen here in Maryland hide in their shells if anything moves near them.ReplyDelete
Your piece looks like my area. The redwing blackbird is the perfect touch.ReplyDelete
Like Christine, your Wetlands piece captures my walk scenery. The red wing blackbirds are so very pretty and you captured it well. Hope your neck continues to improve. (Be careful with the cervical collar. If you wear it too much it can irritate the occipital nerve - not fun!)ReplyDelete
Gorgeous work - I love all beach scenes and you've captured the water and clouds beautifully.ReplyDelete
Hope too much sewing (is there such a thing?) did not lead to your neck pain. Be well!
I have a question. How do you do your applique? Do you finish the edges of your appliqued shape?ReplyDelete
I really like this! I love art quilts, would love to learn how to do them?ReplyDelete
Are all pieces fused and turn under edges and sewed or is no sew disable used,I have never seen anyone even work on one.
This is so beautifull - love your quilting :-)ReplyDelete
These quilt pictures were posted on Facebook today with a link to this post. It truly is amazing what quilting can do. Beautiful quilt!ReplyDelete
Wow, I love what you have done with this piece.ReplyDelete
Regarding the turtle, you could probably let the parks people know where she was digging, because she probably left eggs there...ReplyDelete
Regarding the turtle, you could probably still let the parks people know where she was digging because she probably laid her eggs there...ReplyDelete
Your quilts are so beautiful! Saw this one on Pinterest, and just fell in love with your work. I'll be following your blog!ReplyDelete
I found your marsh quilt on Pinterest, and fell in love with it. You do such beautiful work!ReplyDelete
Such beautiful work, you are a very talented lady. Thank you for sharing this. It is truly inspiring and makes me want to forget about all the chores I have lined up today and just quilt!ReplyDelete
Oh, my goodness, this is beautiful! I'm a naturalist and I just love it!ReplyDelete
Very nice you did a wonderful workReplyDelete
Love love love your clouds, so gorgeous! I always look for patterns in the clouds, now teaching my grandchildren the same as my grandma taught me and we have lots of fun!ReplyDelete