It has been a while since I have posted. But, after the holidays were over, I returned to working on the landscape quilt for my wall.
After piecing the backgrounds, the next step was to consider what to applique onto each seasonal panel. Since this wall quilt is meant to be a memory of my backyard, I wanted to include things in my yard. Some shapes were cut by hand – trees mainly. The rest of the shapes were cut using my Cameo.
Winter / Midnight
A few evergreen trees
An apple tree
Animals – deer, rabbit, cardinal and bird
Spring / Sunrise
Apple and lilac trees
Trellis with bench swing
Family Pets – two of our cats – Squigglez and Onyx
Summer / Midday
A few more trees
Duke, our Yorkie, barking at Onyx
Comet, one of our former cats, climbing a tree
Autumn / Sunset
A few more trees in fall colors
Striker, our former German Shorthair Pointer
After taking the photos, I decided that I needed to add something in the foreground of the two center panels. Since we actually have a fire pit in our backyard, I added one, split between the two panels. An Adirondack chair on either side of the fire pit completed the applique designs.
Next up, quilting and hand embroidery, should be finished soon.