A Visit to the Creek features a doe and her fawn making tracks toward their favorite water source. Designing and working on this scene helped keep me cool during some very hot weather this summer--and has me looking forward to winter.
|28" wide x 33" high|
I'm thinking the black forest fabric was among the Halloween offerings in Annie's Crafts (https://www.anniescatalog.com/) catalog last fall. If not, then I probably bought it at The Quilter's Trunk in Liberty, KY (www.quilterstrunk.com). The snow and water fabrics definitely came from the shop in Liberty. There are just eight different fabrics in this scene.
The largest tree began as a strip of gray hand-dyed (from the same fabric as the snow--a gradient that ran from white to dark gray). Free motion quilting gave it a tree-bark texture, while white fabric and white paint added bits of snow. Shading and the hollow were done with a black paint marker, while highlights were added with a silver Sharpie. Here's the before and after:
Thanks for stopping by, and happy autumn!