Friday, October 9, 2009

Bloggers Quilt Festival

I've never been the best at following instructions, but joining in the Bloggers Quilt Festival was too tantalizing not to try. So here goes... Insert Quilt & tell it's story.

The quilt pictured here is called Eyes Skyward, and was made this year.
All of my landscape pieces have stories, for each tells of a time and place where I stopped to take special notice of some wonderful (sometimes only to me) happening. I love to go off on roads leading up into the hills, camera in hands, ready to stop and go wandering in one direction or another. Never having been a desert gal I have to admit that my wandering nature is somewhat curtailed when there is a possibility of things like scorpions. So, you can imagine my wonder at finding that simply driving the freeway between Los Angeles and Phoenix brought hill upon hill that looked to my eyes as faces.

Each reclining beauty lay upon the desert looking skyward.

It made me feel very different about these desert wanderings, and I spent a lot of fun hours finding beads that felt and looked like the jagged hills and natural stones that helped set the tone for each of the faces as the sun was setting and turning everything a rich chocolate brown.

hope this all works
~Rose



21 comments:

Carol said...

Beautiful landscape.
Your book is on my birthday present wish list I gave to my husband a few days ago :)

Zonnah said...

Simply stunning.

Aimee said...

How neat! I didn't see the faces till I read about them, and then suddenly they were there! What a wonderful story!

Tamela said...

I'll never look at the mountains between LA and Phoenix in quite the same way ever again! I"ll be looking for the faces looking up!
Great quilt and I love your story!

Rose Hughes said...

Thank you all for the comments. It was great to share this quilt and it's story as part of the Bloggers Quilt Festival. Not heading off to Houston myself this year made me feel a bit left out, and now poof... that feeling's gone.

Linda said...

Inspiring! I simply need to get your book.

Terri Stegmiller said...

Hi Rose, Your quilt is beautiful, as are all of your landscape quilts!

ROZ said...

Lovely and original! Wonderful colors

SaraRules said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Julie Bagamary said...

Beautiful!

Marie said...

I have been dying to art quilt. But I still am afraid to do it. Beautiful Quilt.

W. Latane Barton said...

That is a beautiful landscape. Faint memories of mine of the California long ago.

Katie B. said...

This quilt is breathtaking! Truly a work of art.

Martine said...

très joli paysage on voit là que l'on à affaire à une véritable artiste wonderful

SewCalGal said...

Great quilt. Very nice colors & fabric selection. You did a fantastic job!

Thanks for sharing and for participating in the Bloggers Quilt Festival.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Lonci said...

Fabulous,congratulations:)

Allie said...

Your quilt is lovely! I love to hear the stories behind the quilts. Thanks for sharing.

Rene' said...

Gorgeous landscape!!! Love your story about what inspires you. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful landscape quilt. Great story.

Rose Hughes said...

It's been a great fun to hear from all of you who have left comments, and it has been a lot of fun to see many of the other Quilt Blogger participants quilts & stories. Thank you!

Diva Quilts said...

Wow. I love this!