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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Autumn Beauty



Here are a few pictures of our walking trail. The first one features Simba, my furry (or should I say Burry?) walking companion. It doesn't show well in the picture but the trail goes uphill here.










Meanwhile, back in the studio, I have been working on small nine patch squares to make into a quilt that was on the cover of Quilt IT! by Quilters' Newsletter Magazine. It featured all nine patch quilts. Mine is quite a lot more scrappy. The one on the cover had all the light patches in beige or white. I don't have that much pastel in my stash so I am using what I have. The long sashing strips may have to be similar to each other, though, to give it some coherence.



And, finally, here is a silk painting I did several years ago. It has glass in front of it so it was hard to get a good photo. I also have several flower ones which I will show in a later post.

13 comments:

Karen said...

Oh, that countryside looks very peaceful.

Fiona said...

It must be great to have that countryside close by. Your 9 patches look interesting - look forward to seeing how they are laid out.

Hedgehog said...

Beautiful walking trail! Love those little nine patches, too.

sue b said...

Beautiful silk painting! I'll bet it's fantastic in person. What a wonderful place to walk.

quiltpixie said...

the nine patch are coming out beautifully. I rather like them without a cream background myself...

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I bought that issue of Quilt It - I love the cover quilt and your version is coming along very nicely! Enjoy the outdoor walking trails now while the weather is still nice. And - great silk painting - good idea for putting it behind glass - good move, so you are sure to enjoy it.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Lois R. said...

I laughed out loud at your Furry/Burry joke!

love the 9-patches -- great colors and I like the sashing blocks.

Lily said...

Sometimes simple works best!

Look at that painting - wow Joyce!

LOve you dog. Big and furry - just the way I like 'em. :)

anne bebbington said...

Your silk painting is brilliant - love it to bits

MargaretR said...

Wow, your silk painted dragon is beautiful. What lovely walks you must have with your dog.

meggie said...

Your dragon is fabulous!

Love the walking trail- & your companion.

Look forward to seeing the ninepatch progress.

Ali Honey said...

Great dragon Joyce.I look forward to seeing more of your paintings.

Judy said...

That is an awesome silk painting Joyce! WOW!!!