Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Designing Yosemite

As promised, you will get to share the Yosemite Chapel quilt in the making. Since I last wrote I have been happily busy finishing up a large quilt for an upcoming juried exhibit, and keeping up with the day-to-day tasks required to keep my quilt art business humming along.

In between the stitching, paperwork, meetings and other stuff I started pulling images together in order to have a starting point to creating my design. This meant pulling out the wedding pictures - always a heartfilled enterprise. Seeing everyone that was there, remembering all the 'little' things that make the whole experience. To that end I also found a favorite photo of Dave & I - taken just after entering Yosemite Valley-- long ago.

I also found pictures taken of the chapel on the day of the wedding. So with a few photos and much more memories I set about sketching.

First off, I knew that the reality of how the chapel sits in the field below Half Dome was not how I wanted it to be in my quilt. So if you are a believer in real is real, then you may not want to read on. I on the other hand believe that my quilts tell my story -- express my feelings about a point in time and the landscape.

What I remember is the walk through the snow to the chapel and Half Dome above -- in order to get it this way in my quilt the chapel must be turned slightly --- I don't want to show folks the side - I want to share the walk to the front.
Here's what I have so far... still sketching in the various elements. I am please so far, and hope to get it completed soon so I can pull fabric!

8 comments:

Islandgirl said...

I really look forward to watching this quilt progress....Yosemite is one of my favorite places in the world! (second only to Hawai'i!)
Looks like you're off to a good start!

Valerie Kamikubo said...

Rose, I can tell that this is going to be wonderful. I'm excited to watch this unfold!

mellowdee4 said...

Very nice beginnings-I look forward to seeing this as it unfolds.

mtabar said...

Hi Rose, always love your work-and impressed by all your computer skills!

Rose Hughes said...

thanks for all your support--I think this time the quilt WILL come into being... still sketching and deciding this thing and that -- really just need to go buy some fabric so I'm ready to go in a flash!

From Edge 2 Edge said...

This is going to be really fun to see how you "work" on your quilts.

Rose Hughes said...

the quilt is quickly progressing -- and I'm waiting for a decent hour to start stitching again. the top should be complete today and my mind is thinking of embellishments - thanks for all the comments

joanell said...

nice seeing the photo of you both. I know the valley means a lot to you and will enjoy seeing the process of the quilt