It naturally followed (for my brain, at least) that the mountains would be in the pink family. Sheep were eventually pulled from the stash and cut from their background; then pasture grass (a completely different fabric). A drystone wall followed (more on that below), and below it some rough field grass, as well as some flowers that would pull some of that pink down into the foreground. Anybody know what they are? Please comment below. [UPDATE: possibly Larkspur.]
But the sky needed something to break up all those monotonous clouds. Enter the hot air balloons.
Imminent Surprise (working title, They Have No Clue) is 20" x 35".
Below are a few closeups (click on them to enlarge).
|Sheep number 3 appears to be chewing on a loose piece of fiber. I'll have to remove that.|
[Also feeling a bit sheepish about my original homonym mix-up...this quilt almost went out of here with the title Eminent Surprise instead of Imminent Surprise.]
Next time, a new venture, using these leftover scraps from 10 years of landscape quilting. Skies, water, flowers, grasses, trees, rocks, mountains, animals, boats, etc....it's all here.
Be well, and be safe. All the best to anyone dealing with a difficult or scary situation.
And keep quilting if you can. We all know how therapeutic it can be for our minds, and that's half the battle.