Crossing Paths at Parfrey's Glen, approx. 45" x 30"
Thought I'd show some progressive pics of one of my other favorite landscape quilts. This one I called "Crossing Paths at Parfrey's Glen." The Glen is a state natural area in Wisconsin with lots of faces in the rock cliffs and a beautiful creek that follows a trail leading through the cliffs. At more than one point you must walk in the stream to continue on the path. Ultimately
you end up walking through the stream and over huge boulders.
It's interesting for me to see the transitions of a quilt. I take photos to help me decide things as I'm making a piece. For instance I will take a photo to help me determine which "tree"
fabric to use. The photos help me decide which one I want. So I end up with lots of photos of the process of landscape quilt making. The photo here is of the finished quilt hanging (tho not very good lighting I must say). Note in the slideshow pictures below
how so many things change throughout, don't just get added to. For instance, the watercourse was changing until about halfway done with this piece. And the moon had at least five different sizes before I finally settled on this one. Even the flowers changed
from blue to yellow to purple to pink and back again to a combination. A lot of time gets invested in the changing ideas as they ebb and flow before I'm satisfied with the end result. I will revisit and change quilts even long after I thought I was finished.