XC Skier on Gunn Ranch Road

posted by Donna B
Sun, Oct 30 2011


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This landscape quilt was made from a picture of our son, Mark, skiing on Gunn Ranch Road in the beautiful Methow Valley of Washington State.  It was my second landscape quilt and the first from a photo.  I greatly enlarged the photo and then traced the basic fabric layout on tissue paper.  I then made a second tracing to be cut up for fabric "templates".  This was done with raw edge applique using Steam-a-Seam 2.  The two largest trees were made with strips of fabric sewn on in groups from the tree bottom up...to make them loose, ie like branches.  I did a lot of thread painting on this piece to represent late winter branches and twigs along the banks and hillsides; the groomed snow and tracks of the ski trail, and the rocks and boulders on the hillsides.  This quilt received both a Blue Ribbon and a Grand Champion Ribbon at our 2011 Okanogan County Fair in the free-motion embroidery category. 

Comments

Nana wrote re: XC Skier on Gunn Ranch Road
on Sun, Oct 30 2011 1:02 PM

Donna your landscape quilts are just stunning.  I wish we lived close so that I could learn your thread painting from you.  I loved watching at retreat.

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: XC Skier on Gunn Ranch Road
on Sun, Oct 30 2011 2:22 PM

Very nice Donna.  I love how you made the "3D " trees!  

Karla wrote re: XC Skier on Gunn Ranch Road
on Sun, Oct 30 2011 3:58 PM

This is great, Donna.  I wish I had the nerve to try one, but alas, I can't even get the rest of my projects done.

ktis wrote re: XC Skier on Gunn Ranch Road
on Sun, Oct 30 2011 5:25 PM

Beautiful work!!!!

Denise_Oregon wrote re: XC Skier on Gunn Ranch Road
on Sun, Oct 30 2011 7:14 PM

This is just wonderful - beautiful!

MNnancy wrote re: XC Skier on Gunn Ranch Road
on Sun, Oct 30 2011 9:51 PM

Wow, Donna!  This is great!  I would love to learn this technique.  Congrats on the ribbons.  Can you bring it next fall for us to see up close?

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