While sorting through scraps of fabric I found a piece that spoke to me as a mysterious sky. I quickly cut out a tree shape from red fabric. That sparked my imagination and led me down a path inspired by the famous tone poem by Modest Mussorgsky, Night on Bald Mountain.
I didn't get a photo of the very start, but here is what the quilt looked like after a few hours of playing.
The tree needed to come to life so a face was added.
The music is complex and I felt the quilt wasn't fully telling the story so I continued to improvise and add more - working upon the framework and themes already established.
Another full day of playing around has the quilt in this current stage. I'm not really sure why this has turned into a fantasy cartoon. I've got a few ideas of what will happen next so there's still more to come. Stay tuned.
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Ricky Tims is rolling out his new "Gaelic Blessing" quilt which features a variation on the Double Irish Chain pattern with a beautiful Celtic Cross done with minimal applique. This pseudo-traditional, easy-to-make quilt measures 63" x 63." Both the pattern and hand-dyed fabric kit are now available!.
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