I wanted it to look modern, and so I made it out of taupe solid with some triangles from Habitat, a collection by Michele D'Amore for Benartex. The steelhead is from a piece of batik, grey-blue with pine branches printed on the fabric. The wavy quilting is with metallic thread to represent the water. Beads embellish some of the triangles to show movement.
Funny how I always get anxious when I give a quilt. Will they like it, or will it end up as a dog blanket (sans hook.) Maybe it will adorn the walls of the Tiny House, the vacation home for the Hunt family near Sun Valley. In any case, blessings on the marriage of Taylor and Amanda.
|Windy February day here in the canyon.|
|Little buttons represent caddisfly cases on the rocks, which are a wonderful Alexander Hoffman fabric.|
|Quilting detail of de tail.|
|Moda batik border, followed by some wonderful Japanese nubby cotton.|
|Mr. Thimblepie provided a real steelhead lure. It is not attached to a line, because this one got away.|
It was my February goal for ALOF.
|They love it! (Needs a little steam, looks like they are working on that.)|