Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mudcracks in the Canyon

Thirty years ago I went rafting down the Rio Grande.  It was a wonderful trip -- beautiful canyons and valleys by day and the most vivid stars I'd ever seen at night.  I snapped a lot of pictures, of course.  This is one of them. 

I was fascinated by the pattern of the mud cracks then and I am fascinated still.  So I decided to try to recreate them in fabric.  After all, it's what I do.

I pulled fabrics and got to work.  The mud cracks went together quickly...
The black lines on the design wall are the finished size of the quilt.  It will be 32"w x 48"h after quilting.
Yesterday I pieced the green reeds on the side of the canyon and today I pieced the cliffs.  And then I put it together.
The finished top is 38"w x 54"h.  Hopefully that will leave me a lot of room for quilting and binding. I'm hoping to enter the quilt in a SAQA regional show, Life Along the Rio Grande.  The deadline is looming!

I'm linking up with Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday, Confessions of a Fiber Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday.  Go see all the wonderful work there!
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3 comments:

Marianne said...

Quelle belle construction. Je me réjouis de le voir totalement fini.

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

it's amazing how much it looks both like the mud cracks of your picture and some sort of city map - manmade imitating nature!

Cas said...

Just wonderful, you're inspired me to try replicating some New Zealand photos.

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