Friday, December 20, 2013

The Lure of Woodland Quilts

I'm blessed to live in a place where you can see elk and deer walking across your road almost every day. In fact, here's a pic I took a while back of a few of the boys hanging out in the neighbor's yard.


This next quilt is the 2014 raffle quilt from my guild. It didn't take us long to realize that woodland style quilts do better here than any other style. Everyone wants a woodsy quilt for their cabin.


It was put together by a couple of our talented ladies, and I think they did a wonderful job.


The animal silhouettes are cut out of ultrasuede, so they have a lovely texture.


For the quilting, I tried a variety of leafy shapes  and textures for the multiple sashings. And, of course, I put pine boughs onto the tree shapes.


Yes, we have bears here, too, but luckily we don't see them! LOL!


The animal shapes are even recognizable from the backside.


Lots of photos of this one, but I really like it! Hope you do, too!

Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss...but, also the sense of where you are going and why.”

                                                             Eddie Cantor