Sunflowers on the Plains

10 May 2011
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My 2011 entry for the Alliance for American Quilts Contest. The theme this year is Alliance: People, Pattern, Passion.  16"x 16"

Artist Statement:

I live in North Dakota, one of the least populated and thought to be the least visited states in the Union. Located in the upper Midwest , it is a vast and sweeping landscape. From the fertile Red River Valley in the east, abundant with fields of wheat, corn and sunflowers to the vast plains and rolling hills leading to the Badlands in the west, there is a majesty in the patterns and people of North Dakota.

Nothing could be more lonely and nothing more beautiful than the view at nightfall across the prairies to these huge hill masses, when the lengthening shadows had at last merged into one and the faint after-glow of the red sunset filled the west. Theodore Roosevelt

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edyth wrote
on 10 May 2011 11:59 PM

Fantastic,  what a great idea for the sky, it looks as if it is coming over you..

hpthecat wrote
on 21 May 2011 6:34 PM

The treatment of the sky in this really communicates a mood. I like the variety of technique in the flowers as well.

on 22 May 2011 6:45 AM

Love the effect of the sky!  Very beautiful piece.  As a prairie lover, just north of you, I completely appreciate the composition!  : )

Monika in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Dale Kathryn wrote
on 25 May 2011 8:59 AM

The sky is the limit! Fantastic!

Deb Martens wrote
on 6 Jun 2011 4:22 PM

Very beautiful quilt. I love pieced backgrounds for applique or landscapes.

AnnieSky wrote
on 6 Jun 2011 6:05 PM

Nice combination of traditional and landscap quilts.  Interesting conception!