City Creek Walk
Hand dyed and printed cottons, machine pieced and embroidered, machine quilted
I was quite happy with the theme Lisa chose. I love the color green in all its permutations and variations, and I also knew that I could run with one of the many other meanings the word has. As it turned out, I just chose to celebrate the color in nature.
I remembered an article in a past issue of Quilting Arts that showed machine embroidery using your own photos printed onto a stabilizer as a backing. I have lots of photos of trees and leaves, the hard part was picking which one! I ended up with a tree image that I took on our recent trip to Moab. I also used leaf photos that I'd taken and then manipulated, printed them all onto stabilizer, and embroidered with King Tut variegated cotton thread.
I used freeform piecing to put all those embroidered images together. I wanted the quilting to suggest the idea of the walkway, with both natural and urban elements. Here's some detail photos showing the quilting.
I may end up doing a larger piece along the same lines. The embroidery from the back was fun and easy, and could be taken in different directions. So who knows, there may be a second City Walk quilt in my future.