I present to you, my next forest quilt. The last one was in the snow, so this one has warmed up quite a bit. In real life, it’s a rectangle, but my happy snappy digital camera has a wide angle lens that’s great for pics of vacation stuff, but exagerates any tilt I have trying to photograph my quilts. Anyways, the quilt is called “Fliegenpilz 1” for the red and white mushrooms found in european forests and used as a good luck symbol here in Germany. I hope to make a few more variations, hence the numerical nomination. This is smaller than my two previous works (34 3/4″ x 54″). I had grand plans for a border of hexagons representing stacked logs, which then changed to a grand plan of tie dyed logs, which ultimately was just too much for this poor little quilt. Finally, after much throwing about of fabric, it put it’s foot down and told me that it wanted to be simple and finished. I relented, but saved all the other bits to see if maybe they want to become another quilt on their own; maybe with some arty overdyed fabric?
Here’s a couple of details. It’s a mix between the forest in “Traumwald“ and the quilting and hand stitching in “Am Rand von Omas Weizenfeld.“ Could this be a series?