Autumn at Yellowstone Creek

by Ricky Tims

I love autumn in Colorado - the colors are magnificent and the mountains are majestic! 

Photo Inspiration


Autumn at Yellowstone Creek by Ricky Tims 2003

Detail of Autumn at Yellowstone Creek by Ricky Tims 2003

My favorite time of year in Colorado is Autumn. The colors are magnificent and the mountains are so majestic. I was inspired by the Fall foliage of the gamble/scrub oaks when I first discovered the ranch that I now live on.

I took the photo (shown above) in the Fall of 2003. Do you see the eagle head on the mountain in the distance? This was taken 15 years before the fire of 2018 that burned all of the land you see here. The photo became the inspiration for a quilt that I started soon thereafter. It is a small quilt (about 17” x 20”), and is heavily textured with thread. Autumn Rock (located on my ranch) is the largest rock formation in the distance, in the center of the image. The fabrics are hand-dyed.






#9 Jane L 2020-09-19 21:08
Stunning photograph and I love your interpretation of it. Interesting techniques :-)
#8 Denise 2020-09-17 17:08
Wow- hope these colors come back to the area soon.
#7 Margaret Schlimmer 2020-09-17 15:59
Beautiful, so sad to see what these fires are doing to our beautiful country. Enjoyed doing the puzzle. Love the thread painting.
#6 Donna 2020-09-17 15:48
Love your quilt
#5 Linda Loudon 2020-09-17 15:41
That quilt is fantastic! I am a Colorado native and now live in Pennsylvania. I loved Autumn in Colorado and miss the mountains!
#4 Veronica H 2020-09-17 15:35
Beautiful job making a memorial to your beautiful view. The stitching is wonderful.
#3 Brenda Wilkinson 2020-09-17 14:46
Great photo and terrific rendering! sad to know it was all burned. Hope there is some new growth by now.
#2 Christine 2020-09-17 14:05
WOW, just lovely!
#1 Cynthia J. Clark 2020-09-17 14:02
Awesome quilt, Ricky!

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