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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Inspiration to last the winter

     One of my favorite places on the planet is around Old Forge, NY in the Adirondacks (ADK). Every summer, my whole family rents a big house in August for one week. The water lilies and marshes are my favorite. I long to do landscape quilts, but have to experiment because I personally do not like fused, raw edge applique. My daughter, the now chemistry professor (how did that happen? I needed a tutor for gen. chem.), had a few days mid semester break and asked if I wanted to go with her to Old Forge for 4 days. The weather forecast looked too good to be true as gray and wet is known to happen that week after Columbus day. 
     It was absolutely breathtaking- the blue sky. the leaves, the temperature, could not get any better. I took more pictures of landscapes and leaves and maybe they will inspire me enough to get over the technical humps of making a landscape quilt. Just a few of the photos- I took 60.
   I also made it to the Crazy Moose Quilt Shop in Inlet and did some damage to my wallet.



















9 comments:

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

How lovely! So glad you had color. The Ozarks (Arkansas) didn't have hardly any color at all this time. It's been too warm, and the trees don't know to change color yet. Good luck with your landscape quilts.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Your photos are gorgeous! Some of them would make good jigsaw puzzles - ;))

The Joyful Quilter said...

I see more than a few photos that would make FABULOUS quilts!!

Mystic Quilter said...

Thank you for showing these photos of the beautiful fall colour - truly glorious. I hope you do seriously think about a quilt, you have heaps of inspiration in these photos.

Sarah said...

So glad you got in one more trip to OF this year! Looks like the color was stunning. Crazy Moose must be closing down soon. The owners know me as the selvage lady - they even recognized me at AQS-Syracuse this summer. Guess I must have made an impression at some point- or my debit card did! Love that little store.

Debbie said...

Beautiful photos.....and great inspiration. Many would translate to great small quilts. There are other techniques for landscape quilts than just fusing .....though that is the easiest:)

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

You really caught some beautiful colors in your photos. I'm glad you got away for a few days and had beautiful weather too.

Barb said...

wow great photos!!

Kevin the Quilter said...

Those are some beautiful fall photos! It's nice to get away sometimes!