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

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring and mandala

Happy Spring!

My goal for the trip to Sedona was to make a Spring mandala quilt and finish it on the first day of Spring. Here it is, done enough, although I may add some more stitching and beads tomorrow just because I like working on it.


Do you think the prickly pear cactus pad above looks a little like the background?

Besides the cacti, I've been taking hundreds of photos of spring desert flowers and light on the red rocks. Here are just a few.

This hummingbird wasn't afraid of me at all.


Here I am pointing the way! Our friends Duane and Paula spent a few days visiting and we couldn't get enough of the hiking in Sedona. Here are a few more shots from our hikes.

It'll be hard to go home
after views like this.

 Have a colorful spring


Living to work - working to live said...


Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Lovely! And your stitches do remind me of cactus spines. I have enjoyed trying to replicate them on my work... even made some 3D cacti way back in my past. Your pictures are lovely, and you just have to find a place to retire down here, promise me!

Judy Ferguson said...

I am teaching a color class based on the colors you find in a favorite photo. Nature's color wheel. This post is a perfect example.

Robbie said...

It's great!!! Love it! Stitching adds so much as does your edge stitching!

The Idaho Beauty said...

I'm not sure I've ever seen a blanket stitch used around the outside of a faced quilt before - it's perfect for this one.

And what a wonderful tree trunk!