Friday, June 5, 2009

Tall Mountains & some R&R in the Rockies

We had to leave home so I could get a quilt finished! Well, the past three weeks were not that bad, but almost. Anyway, we are in Canmore in the Canadian Rockies, near Banff. This is the entrance to the main floor condo where we are staying, courtesy of the owner who is a friend. Nice treat for us. It was 23 C. here on Thursday and snowed today. This is odd, even for Alberta.

We drove to Lake Louise yesterday and took lots of pictures. Here is one that I took on my little digital. It was late in the day, and into the sun, so turned out fairly well.

And here is the quilt that now has binding and label. I'm so glad that it is finished! It is about 12" x 48" and has lots of quilting and thread play.

It was inspired by a tiny clipping from who knows where, plus the colors and shapes in the Rockies. The photo was a bit blurry so I took another one, but my camera doesn't seem to like taking close-ups of "wide" subjects, so it is still blurry, but if you double-click on it, it is clear. Go figure.

This quilt is the first of many landscape ideas that are piling up in my mind, particularly after this weekend!


8 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love how luminous it looks, and how the sun reflects off the water. Really something!

Exuberant Color said...

the quilt is very realistic and beautiful. R&R is good for everyone.

Elaine Adair said...

Oh my, another beauty - both the REAL mountains and your creation. Very well done.

Jeanne said...

Elsie, it is gorgeous! Your work is wonderful and your interpretation is right on.

Margo in Maine said...

Beautiful, beautiful....quilt and scenery....all I can say it is God's country in all its beauty...

sewkalico said...

Wow! It's exceptional!

Twila Grace said...

This landscape quilt is beautiful, even with the photo being blurred. Very nice!

Wayne Kollinger said...

This is a wonderful quilt. I looked at your UFO's a minute ago. My advice, and I know you didn't ask for it but I'll give it anyway, forget everything else finish the quilts you designed and then design some more.