Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Yoga quilt and prickly pear cacti



I started the embroidery on my latest yoga mat quilt, using a beautiful hand-dyed green perle cotton thread from www.artfabrik.com (aka Laura Wasilowski). I've been sitting on the deck down here in the glorious Arizona sunshine, working on it in between hikes.


The more I embroider, the more it reminds me of the prickly pear cacti that are so prevalent here.










We didn't know if this one was dying or was stressed or was just a different variety ... but the color is nice.




Have a colorful day


3 comments:

Robbie said...

The chain stitch is perfect for this piece! Love the pics from AZ!

Judy Ferguson said...

Yes, there is a great resemblance. Makes you wonder how all these stitches originated. Maybe from nature.

tiedyejudy said...

Love both the yoga mat and the Prickly Pear cacti! I think the cacti turn different colors in the winter... I have succulents in my yard that do the same thing.