Went for a walk and was excited to see a turtle ahead of me on the sunny bank...
As I got closer I could see she was a nesting mother turtle... same positioning I had observed with loggerhead sea turtles. No matter how much time turtles spend in the water, they must lay their eggs on shore. Once she is dedicated to the nesting event, they ignore everything and everyone around them. Sea turtles usually only nest in the dark.
After she's done, she'll return to her surroundings here at the Taylor Creek Storm Water Treatment Center. Some of the other neighbors:
Art quilt from silk painting: I painted this white piece of silk with silk dyes, set the dyes in the fabric, then joined it to back and batting and quilted it. Love the spring colors!
Just read East Meets West: Exploring Improv with Japanese Designs by Patricia Belyea. Such simple projects but what powerful impact. I decided to try it myself. One thing she stresses is the visual impact of always including the surprise visitor, a few slices of a complimentary color to really liven up your design. Once my blocks were made, I re-arranged them several times... here is some of the progression. The final top will be seen in a later post!
I think the name might be White Tiger Stew with Pimientos!
Last month's post showed the CHAOS IN THE QUILT ROOM. Now, 2 large quilts complete, one Ministry quilt and one silk quilt.... and everything put away! Now ready to make a mess again. You can't find that perfect piece of fabric without a mess, yes?
Found this great panel on the internet, so perfect for Okeechobee girls and boys! I added the stripy borders and then the white border and all it needs now is a binding. The back is the dark navy an red stripe also. For the binding at chose a tiny red and white stripe that looks solid from a distance. Don't know who will receive it from our quilt ministry, but I hope the love it.
These plants began as air plants and drop down a curtain wall of roots that consume their host, then anything in the way, including your home! We have watched this tree kill our crepe myrtle and then grow enormous in a few short years so it was time to say good-bye....
The roots stuck up out of the ground so high, it was hard to drive over them with the golf cart or wheelbarrow...
Tree Men attack by nibbling away at the giant limbs...
All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!
I'm under deadline trying to make a quilt... and my room is such a mess!!!!!! the more I work, the worse it gets... so I am trying a "TIME OUT" and an organizational moment. Can u help me???
SOOOOOOOOOOOO! what to do???
These simple squares from Moda by Three Sisters came together with some other fabric I had to make a cool rural/vintage look lap quilt. I am super happy with how it came out!
Taylor Creek Stormwater Nature area provides a great place to see wild life up close and personal. I saw 21 alligators, 1 turtle, 2 sandhill cranes, many herons, anhingas, cormorants and grackles and even a blue heron nesting. There's nothing between you and the wildlife, alligators are sunning right beside the foot path...
I have always been an artist and with art quilts I have found a way to combine my two loves of painting and textiles.