Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Canyon Composite

I decided to put this up as an "extra large" reproduction, so that you can better see all the quilts.  As usual, Randy Schormann is our composite composer!  I told him that this time I felt that he'd done an extraordinary job of arranging the quilts!  I can see the logic behind each one of his rows.  Can you?

We are so fortunate that Rita's husband is so willing to help our group out in this way.  Now to see if this composite, the one that has more quilts making it up than any other has up to this point, can be transformed into a postcard; I am a little apprehensive about that!

IF I am successful, I'll be in touch with all Mavens via email, to see who might like a postcard or one or two or more!

WHAT a superb group of quilts!  I would say that each time, they get better and better, but then, I may be a mite prejudiced!

Barbara's Canyon Quilt--In The Cravasses

Canyon made me think of the Smother's Brothers routine of the Pumas in the Cravis.

I searched my stash to find Puma fabrics and I found one African fabric that worked.  I had a wolf fabric with piercing eyes also and cut those into strips with others that reminded me of mountainous rocks.  I printed the mountain fabrics with my hand cut stamps to create more texture.  The quilting is large hand running stitch in some of the strips and outlining a real Puma paw print.  To make the paw stand out, I used Fabrico Pen in gray and brown around the stitching.  I am very pleased with the results.  Alice, I should have taken your help with posting this before my total right knee replacement surgery!