Friday, October 11, 2013

Sierra Blanca: Last quilt of the summer

Some of you may remember my mountain quilt, based on one of my pictures of our home mountain, Sierra Blanca (in southern New Mexico).  I'd started it in the wonderful Gloria Loughman class and had it mostly finished since the spring, but wasn't sure if it needed something else.  I hemmed and hawed, but without much progress.  At one point I thought I should thread paint some trees in the foreground. I tried that but they looked terrible (let me tell you, ripping those out was not fun).  In any case, after several months of looking at it on my design wall, I decided I love it just the way it is.  My eye is instantly drawn to the white mountain peak and it makes me crave home!  I can't wait till Thanksgiving when Mike and I will travel there.

Winter in Lincoln County #2: Sierra Blanca, c. Shannon Conley, 2013, 32 x 21






And here was my original inspiration picture.


Winter is coming (hopefully)!

18 comments:

  1. I love it, too, Shannon. I don't think it needs another thing and I like your choice of fabrics.

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  2. I, too, think this is a great piece. I especially love the treatment you gave the sky. It really sings.

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  3. I agree, your quilt is wonderful as is - I wouldn't change a thing. The eye is drawn to the mountain peaks and the lovely pieced sky. Nicely done! It looks like a beautiful and majestic place.

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  4. I agree that it is finished. The fabrics and the stitching are well done and do it justice just as it is.

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  5. Wow....I have not been able to conquer landscapes....you nailed it...tx's for sharing!

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  6. This is stunning! Your detailing is wonderful :)

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  7. Fabric selection and stitch lines are define!

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  8. echo that.....Maybe we will have snow this year

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  9. Much better than the photo thanks to the intensity of the colors.
    best, nadia

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  10. wow... the sky is gorgeous, and the landscape is very cool, too! NICE!

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  11. Oh my, Shannon, it's simply stunning! Fantastic job! I love everything about this quilt! So glad you linked up to TGIFF! and OctoberQuest2! Good luck!

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  12. This is beautiful! Love the sky it really gives it a stained glass look.

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  13. Stunning. How do you do the edges? I have been trying all different kinds of techinques to get away from the binding.

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  14. Oh how lovely!! Beautiful fabrics and quilting!

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  15. This gorgeous! I'm glad you kept it the way it is. :)

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  16. So beautiful, Shannon. As always, your detail work is incredible!

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