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

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Wrapping up loose ends, saying good-bye

We have to head back home tomorrow, so this will be my last blog post from Sedona for this year. I just packed up my sewing supplies, including these latest wool birds that I've been embroidering and beading.

I also packed away what turned out NOT to be a Jelly Roll 1600. When I sewed the last two sections together, below, I realized it wasn't as big as it should be. Oops. The packet of fabric I used only had 27 strips, not the required 40 for a Jelly Roll 1600. (Forty strips at 40 inches each adds up to 1,600.) I think I may make six placemats out of it.

Speaking of fabric, we saw these prayer flags this week at a Tibetan Buddhist shrine here at Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park. We would have spent more time there, but it was a wicked windy, cold day.

I can't leave without taking pictures of the pictures in our rental house. I love these two and will look at them on rainy, gray days back home. 

And here is the final photo of the desert. I took this yesterday from the town of Jerome, perched high on a hillside outside of Cottonwood. It was hazy because of the wind and dust, but I love the shades of blue.

Good-bye desert

Have a colorful day


sonja said...

thanks Sherri for the visuals! I love the adobe/turquoise house cmbos, i see bits of art quilts there! Your hike shots had me recalling the sent of high country pine and the trail names giggling. The vistas are so expanding .The last shot looks like a sea/air shot so i had to go look again!

Julia DesertSpring said...

Have a safe drive! I think you should do a bunny version of those birds once they're all done.

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Awwww.... sorry the month went by so fast, and sorry you had some bad weather too. Love the jelly roll and can certainly see it as place mats, so all is not lost. And the birds are coming along beautifully. I think Julia has a great idea there... bunnies would be a great idea for this technique! BTW, glad you got to see the shrine... I will be going there with a friend next week. Have a good trip home!