Aerial view: (Taken while standing on a chair looking down at the floor where the quilt is spread out. Yes, it was comical to try to hold the camera steady with my arms extended out while perched on a teeny little step stool...what was I thinking???)
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Inspired by Mother Nature
As a quilter, it is impossible not to look at all the wild color combinations that Mother Nature throws out with each changing season. Fall is certainly no exception, and the colors can be riotous! Where else can you find dusty and brilliant blues, maroons and purples, lemon-lime and dark greens, neon oranges, vermillion reds and shades of beige, cinnamon and brown? Each year when we visit our cabin up north, I say, "I'm gonna have to make a quilt with these colors!" And then when back at home, the idea passes by with nary a pieced patch. So, two years back, I came home from the UP, got out the fabrics and began stitching up a storm until whirlwind wedding suddenly overtook our lives (and happily so). The project was put on hold and since the wedding season has passed, the project resumed. Here are the inspiration pictures followed by the actual project. Happy fall to all!