Lizzy's LeMoyne Lillies Design by Ricky Tims

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To appreciate this quilt you must watch the reveal of the blocks. 
 
Here is a link to the video: Lizzy's LeMoyne Lillies Design Reveal
 
 
The blocks were likely pieced in the mid-1800s, before the American Civil War. I won the 19 hand-pieced blocks in an auction with the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. The day I revealed them, I was astounded at their variety and the frugal pieces that was evident in the blocks. I was inspired to see what I might come up with as a design and this is it.
 
Let me know what you think? Should I make this into a pattern? 
 
It’s perfect for my Lizzy Albright fabrics so I’m calling it Lizzy’s LeMoyne Lillies
 
 

 

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2021 52 Week Challenge Class

52 Week Challenge Class: Mirrored Montage
Photo by Lynn Watkins

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Lynn says:

A store display of lawn whirligigs.

2021 Smart Phone Challenge Group

Challenge: Rocks
Photo by Dale McMillanl

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Dale says:

A quiet spot.

 

2021 Critique Group

Challenge: We've Only Just Begun
Photo by Carol Freda

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Carol says:

'And when the evening comes, we smile'

 

Ricky's Challenge Photos:

Challenge: We've Only Just Begun
from the 2021 Critique Group

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Ricky says:

Sharing horizons... the calm after the storm. Mother Natured hammered La Veta with a thunderstorm and hail just before this was taken. My side of the mountain only had a short heavy rain and pea sized hail. My horizons are always hills - nothing flat. The sun comes up about an hour and twenty minutes after the time stated and it sets about an hour before the time stated. These burned sentinals create a totally different dynamic than they did as living trees fleshed out in their evergreen dresses. Still, thre is a certain type of beauty that can be found after Mother Nature does her thing. The jounery through it is grueling. Still - I maintain, "hope is on the horizon". So. I'm sharing my horizon.

 

 

Challenge: Rocks
from the 2021 Smart Phone Challenge Group

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Ricky says:

I used the iPhone Portrait Mode which gives a shallow depth. I didn't want to background to compete with the cairn. Edited in Prisma app with "Wild". I have a love affair with cairns and love stacking the stones on my property. I have them around my house, but also out and about. There is something meditative about them.

 

2021 52 Week Challenge Class

52 Week Challenge Class: RED
Photo by Jill Kerttula

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Jill says:

I shot this composition thinking of "lines" (both the car and the sticks and the oposite line of the repition of the three shiney dots.) It was shot in bright sunlight and the car was a washed out red with a ton of pollen on it, so I did some work on that, enhanced the red, then took it into photoshop for "Dreamscaping" with a second layer. I earased the blur over the bushes to add contrast.

2021 Smart Phone Challenge Group

Challenge: Paper
Photo by Maureen O'Neill

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Maureen says:

I just got a new iPhone with the 3 lenses. It’s wonderfully. I highly recommend if you need a new phone.

 

2021 Critique Group

Challenge: Floating
Photo by Larry Stiles

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Larry says:

The Northern Mist: Floating? My first thought, go find a boat. This is an old wooden fisher, well maintained but hasn’t left her moorings for some time. Much loved but under used. What you’re looking at is where the stem meets the keel, called the cutwater. It’s the part of the boat that the water meets first. Where the boat itself bridges the ancient interface between the wind and the waves, the sky and the sea.
We have here many different types of light, direct, indirect, refracted, shadows and some sort of sun burst thing in the water to the lower left that I don’t understand and everything changed as the polarizing filter was adjusted. Drastic fun.

 

Ricky's Challenge Photos:

Challenge: Floating
from the 2021 Critique Group

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Ricky says:

Today is a foggy day and out walking the dogs I looked down my new gravel path to the few non-burned trees near my house and saw magic. I love the original, just plain foggy, but decided to see what Topaz Studio 2 might offer. I used the City Flare which brings some highlight accents. Then, decided maybe I could create floating will-o-the-wisps or faeries. I created a layer of black and placed a few white specks on it and used Topaz Star Effects to create the main orbs you see. Then, back in Photoshop I used Render - Lens Flare - to add various sizes of orbs in different colors. These are my floating magical spirits. They bring good juju!

 

 

Challenge: Paper
from the 2021 Smart Phone Challenge Group

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Ricky says:

This is strips of curled paper shot on a light table and edited in Prisma

 

 

Headed Home by Lea Ann Ferring

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Lea Ann says:
"We retired to the mountains of southern New Mexico from Houston, Texas in 2015. We now reside at 7500 ft elevation in the Lincoln National Forest but are surrounded by desert. Just to go grocery shopping involves going up and down the mountain! I've always loved seeing the transition of desert to mountain, each with its own unique flora and fauna. And while I do not own a pickup truck I thought an old red chevy would look nice as the vehicle heading home from desert to mountain home. So I named this quilt " Heading Home".
 
I've made many art quilts and  several improvisation-ally pieced quilts. The gridified process that I learned from Ricky was a completely new experience. Once I understood what it meant to work "gridified" I couldn't wait for each lesson and I was tempted to "work ahead".  This class is for anyone from beginner to seasoned quilter; I am not a beginner but believe me I had plenty to learn. I had never taken a "zoom" style class before and was curious how that would go. Ricky is so supportive and the classes spaced a week apart allowed me to keep the pace, submit photos of progress and get feed back when edits were necessary. You are not just learning a new way to design an original quilt, you also have all the experience of learning from Ricky about design principle, line, scale, color theory, etc... like a an art lesson at the same time! I honestly could "gush" more about how much fun I had!"
 
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Hommage to Libby Lehman by Ricky Tims, 2014 

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In April 2013 one of my dearest friends, quilter and quilt teacher extraordinaire, Libby Lehman, suffered a brain aneurysm. During recovery from surgery she had a massive stroke and was unconscious for about four months. It was a devastating time for all of us who loved her. The medical bills pilled up and we urged quilters to contribute to a medical fund. Another event that transpired was an invitational auction, to make a quilt and have it auctioned to raise additional funds for her therapy. 

 

This is the quilt I made to help. It uses many of Libby's techniques and designs. It is happy and cheerful and hopefully will make you smile, too. One of my favorite techniques in recent years is sewing on yarns and cording with the Bernina free-motion quilting foot (#43) which is a foot that was conceived by Libby and implemented by the Bernina engineers in Switzerland.

 

Libby no longer quilts nor teaches, but her recovery and fine quality of life is nothing short of a miracle.

 

Hommage to Libby Lehman detail 

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