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Asternoon Delight
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I made Asternoon Delight a few years ago. The quilt began as a photo I took at Autumn Rock. The photograph was manipulated in photoshop using a montage technique to create the swirling background. The image was printed full size onto whole cloth (36" x 44") then heavily quilted to add texture and detail.
To provide an extra smile to your day, the alternate name for this quilt is Kiss My Aster.

TRY THE JIGSAW PUZZLE

Choose your own difficulty. Click the 9-patch grid to change number of pieces. Click the circle arrow to make the puzzle pieces rotating instead of stable orientation. Also, there are tips under the "?" on the upper right of the puzzle. If you'd like a full screen version, click the button below. Have fun!

 

 

Happy Houses
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In May of 2021 I was able to have my first quilt retreat since the Covid-10 pandemic began shutting everything down in March of 2020. Unbeknownst to me, the students organized a block challenge with the theme based on my Happy Houses that I have added atop the burned trees at my home on the mountain. The blocks were assembled into this fun and joyful quilt and presented toi me in July.

 
Blocks made by, Karen Watts, Linda Chae, Carol Moellers, Kim Jockusch, Linda Rinehard, Kate Kramer, and LeaAnn Ferring. A block by Peggy Allison is included on the back along with the label. The quilt was assembled and quilted by Carol Moellers. It’s a totally joy and a quilt I will treasure forever.

 

 TRY THE JIGSAW PUZZLE

Choose your own difficulty. Click the 9-patch grid to change number of pieces. Click the circle arrow to make the puzzle pieces rotating instead of stable orientation. Also, there are tips under the "?" on the upper right of the puzzle. If you'd like a full screen version, click the button below. Have fun!

  

 

2021 Smart Phone Group

Smart Phone Group: Critters
Photo by Jackie Anderson

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Jackie says:

Canadian Geese are such a wonder and I was able to capture their beauty at a nearby pond where mothers were teaching their goslings about life and what comes next.

 

 

 

2021 52 Week Challenge Group

Challenge: Radial Symmetry
Photo by Corrie DeCamp

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Corrie says:

I almost went with a beautiful rose with radial symmetry, but this more "artistic" image just kept calling me back. I was working with shutter zoom and between the wind and the technique, I really like how your eye travels around this naturally lime green Everillo Carex plant. LR edits, spot removal, square crop.

 

 

2021 Critique Group

Challenge: Night Lights
Photo by Bill Arneson

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 Bill says:

Gas stations like this have a bright, colorful aesthetic and are apparently inviting. But late at night with no customers or with customers one would rather not be alone with, these oases of light enveloped in darkness can also project isolation, loneliness and in some cases foreboding. I took this photo from a distance to try to give some sense of that feeling. Editing was primarily decreased exposure around the pumps and removal of some extraneous lights on the sides from other sources in PS

 

 

Ricky's Challenge Photos:

Challenge: Critters
from the 2021 Smart Phone Group

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Ricky says:

I was determined not to submit my pups - but I had far more photos of them than the bees - which were just about the only other critter I came face to face with this week. The Cailforina poppies have been a joy and hundreds of bees seem to think the same.

 

 

 

 

Challenge: Night Lights
from the 2021 Critique Group

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Ricky says:

This is my little oasis - or rather jungle. I used a high f-stop for the starbursts and full 30seconds exposure.

 

 

 

Montana Star by Ricky Tims

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Being a 5th generation native of the Lone Star State (Texas), I have always had a love affair with Lone Star quilts. I’ve enjoyed the easy process of using strip sets and cross cutting them at a 45˚ angle to create the blades of the star.
 
A few years ago I taught this particular quilt on an episode of The Quilt Show. I liked it so much that I came home and finished the top. I quilted it with fancy free-form feathers. This one is wall size, but I’ve made them in many sizes. Do you like Lone Star quilts? They are such a timeless design with big impact.
  

 TRY THE JIGSAW PUZZLE

Choose your own difficulty. Click the 9-patch grid to change number of pieces. Click the circle arrow to make the puzzle pieces rotating instead of stable orientation. Also, there are tips under the "?" on the upper right of the puzzle. If you'd like a full screen version, click the button below. Have fun!

  

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