23 January 2008
A Winter's Tale -- Four Season Quilt Swap
Rocky Mountain Winter
I want to talk about my contribution to the Winter Quilt Swap. I have an international swap partner who said to surprise her. After studying the archives on her blog and still coming up with a blank, I finally decided to make a small quilt that represents winter in the Rocky Mountains of the United States.
Here in Colorado, the Rocky Mountains are covered in evergreen trees and groves of aspens. Since this is winter I decided to depict the evergreens. The aspens are more suited for a Fall Quilt. We also get a lot of snow and wind, so I put that into the mix too. What you see is a tessellating tree pattern. From one direction it is evergreen trees on a snowy ground. The white fabric, BTW, is a WOW of white snowflakes on a white background. Turn the quilt upside down and it is snow covered fir trees casting dark green shadows. Since my swap partner does a lot of handwork I decided to put a bit on this quilt. I, unfortunately, can not hand quilt anymore due to carpal tunnel and since this had O so many seams, I did a big stitch to depict the wind gusts. The buttons are from my enormous stash of buttons and represent the snow flakes.
I stitched the label on tonight and I'll mail it tomorrow. It is 14.5"x16.25" and made completely from stash.