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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Calico Hills

This quilt is inspired by the variegated stone colors at Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rocks Canyon Recreation Area in Nevada. These parks contains many wonderful petroglyphs that are very accessible.

There is also very striking coloration in a broad range of colors to the stone formations. One we particularly enjoyed was called Calico Hills.

Calico Hills has broad stripes of pale pink, salmon, burgundy, and even some golden shades - very close to the colors in this hand painted textile art.

I am very happy with this piece - I just finished the quilting.
Here is what I was thinking about as I created this piece:
and this:


Candied Fabrics said...

Wow you really captured those hills!

Louise in SW Saskatchewan said...

Great job Cynthia! I love how your painted fabric, stamped and screened images and quilting are so effective in conveying the mood and colours of the landscape.