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!