Cliff at Lake Superior

1 Aug 2010
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This quilt is based on a photograph taken at Lake Superior.  The cliff is made up of over 100 pieces of fabrics.  The cliff was put together in three seperate sections using many different fabrics.  The tree is a thread lace tree and the actual tree on the photograph had a split trunk so when I stitched the tree I split the trunk.  The rocks and driftwood are from Lake Superior.  I added the driftwood to give that side of the quilt some balance to the other side of the quilt with the cliff. 


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TheNeedler wrote
on 9 Aug 2010 9:17 AM

Peggy, I am very familiar with this place on Lake Superior.  You captured it beautifully.  I myself am working on a fabric book page with this scene on it.  I really liked the way you treated the rocks.  I too have a piece of driftwood from the Lake as an accent piece on the page.  Good work.

Peggy Szasz wrote
on 9 Aug 2010 12:45 PM

Thank you so much for your comment!!!  I really tried hard to make the quilt feel as if you were standing there looking at the cliff.  I love Lake Superior.  We just went up for a quick trip to pick up some more small rocks and driftwood.....if you get a chance send me a photo of your fabric book page....I would love to see it.  Thanks again for commenting.  Peggy

Lana Book wrote
on 6 Sep 2010 5:53 AM

Great piece Peggy. My, 100 pieces of fabric for the cliff!! Your effort certainly shows in the details. Also like what you did with the driftwood. It does give it balance. I've never been to Lake Superior but this piece makes me want to make the trip.

Peggy Szasz wrote
on 6 Sep 2010 8:48 AM

Hi Lana,  The cliff was actually fun once I figured out how to execute it.  And it felt good to make the cliff using lots of fabric scraps.  Lake Superior is fantastic!!!!  Wild and wonderful, and the beachs are beautiful.  We usually have the beach to ourselves when we go up there.  Thanks for taking a look at the quilt.  Peggy

TEMA61 wrote
on 28 Sep 2010 2:55 PM

You have a wonderful way with your 'frames'.  They always seem to be just right to bring the piece into focus in a wonderful way.

Beautiful!

TEMA