Meanwhile, I finally got all the fabric together to start a new art quilt based on a photo I took of the Devil's PostPile rock formation near Mammoth Mountain:
I have been fascinated by this formation ever since I first saw it back in 1997, and have wanted to create a piece of art ever since. Well, I finally decided to bite the bullet and give it a try. As you will see, I didn't exactly stick to the actual color scheme:
My original intent was to include the rock pile (seen at the bottom of the photo) and some of the vegetation as well, and I may still add some of that in. But I am really pleased with just the pillars, so I plan to study the design for a few days before I decide whether to add more composition or not. Right now, the fabrics are just fused onto the background, and I do plan to add detail stitching to the top before I quilt... I also think I will probably do at least another of these before I move on. I have another photo where the pillars are curved in part of the formation... that may be a bit of a challenge, but the subject matter is just awesome, and I can't get enough of it! Loony, huh?