I am enjoying seeing the patches of grass that are starting to peek through the melting snow. The sunshine, brighter blue skies and longer days definitely made my weekend! I was at a soccer tournament this weekend and realized I better stock up my bag that I bring for the long car rides with some hand stitching. The soccer season is just beginning.
When I visit Vermont, one of my favorite things to do is to take a walk in our neighbors woods. It is actually cross country ski trails but you can walk for miles and always find your way back home. I especially like to go right after the snow has fallen.
The texture of the trees and snow always intrigues me.
Peaceful….I just don’t know what I would do if I ran into a large animal…
So after being inspired by the greens and blues of this walk, I created this piece.
A Winter Walk in the Woods- 36×32
I haven’t done the binding yet. I must dye the deep navy blue again and am waiting for some pfd fabric I ordered. Maybe I will put a visible binding on it. What do you think? I heavily quilted it with the lines being less than 1/4 inch. And I quilted each block separately which added some time to it. Heavy quilting also added some wave so I wet blocked it. It did help. I think I need to flat bind it because it is not a perfect square!
I like this piece because it captured what I wanted to represent visually from my walk. I know from an art perspective it isn’t a great composition but I do like it. And I will take that today.
Now I must move on to spring colors. Happy sewing, my friends.