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 (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


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.