Wednesday, September 21, 2022

A Visit to the Creek

 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 ( catalog last fall. If not, then I probably bought it at The Quilter's Trunk in Liberty, KY ( 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:

And a couple of closeups:

I started the quilt in mid-June, and have worked on it fairly regularly. It should be "sleeved," labeled and listed in my Etsy shop soon.

Thanks for stopping by, and happy autumn!



  1. Well done! I especially enjoyed the before and after of the main tree. Amazing what a little bit of detailing will do to add such dimension.

    1. Yes, and it's so fun to do! My challenge is to not go too crazy with the shading. Thanks, MA.

  2. I never get tired of reading and seeing your work. You are a true artist in my book!!

    1. Thank you, Rhonda, that is so encouraging. Blessings~~~


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