Thursday, January 11, 2018

Challenge Quilt

Week One- Hometown Proud.
   The term "home town" can mean many different places, especially when you've lived a while. Do I go with where I was a child? Or a teen? Where I made my first home alone? Or as a married couple? Or where I've raised my family? In the end, I decided to go with my current hometown. I live in Kimberling City, Missouri, and I've been here for over 20 years.
  The town isn't just small, it has little history. It had a ferry to cross the White River and then later, a bridge (which is actually under the current one). It seems it always had to do with water and leisure. When they built the Dam, it flooded the lowlands and created Tablerock Lake. Lake Life was created. The most important structure in town is The Kimberling City bridge which connects the southern part of the county to the northern. It is a vital part of transportation for many living on the southern side.
  So here is my tribute to the bridge with an abstract sunset reflected in the water.
   This piece is 10"x 10". Rather small, but I just learned of the challenge on Tuesday night and wanted to be sure I completed it.  This is a raw edge applique, just the two layers of fabric, then quilted. 

9 Comments:

At 6:27 AM, Blogger works4me said...

Beautiful. You completed an amazing quilt in such a short time. Nicely done.

 
At 12:17 PM, Blogger mjmads said...

Your quilt is beautiful with a dramatic use of color and design! I think the small size makes it even more impressive.

 
At 1:06 PM, Blogger Carla said...

Your fabric choices are perfect for your scene. It's beautiful!

 
At 4:03 PM, Blogger Amy said...

This makes me think of peaceful summer evenings and for some weird reason Huck Finn and his raft floating down a river...
I love the colors and the silhouette of the trees and bridge!

 
At 1:25 PM, Blogger PersimonDreams said...

Stunning piece! THe colors are so vibrant together!

 
At 10:35 AM, Blogger Jan Smith said...

Amazing

 
At 6:04 PM, Anonymous Beth Platt said...

It looks just like one of the many sunsets out our windows when we lived there. Beautiful!

 
At 11:02 PM, Anonymous Sarah Goer said...

What a lovely landscape. Congratulations on the finish. I think a small quilt is key for these one week challenges, even if you start the first day. ;-) Mine is 7" x 10" this round. :-)

 
At 2:44 PM, Blogger Sharon said...

Absolutely stunning!

 

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