It's been a while since I've added to my series of 100 lake quilts.
Lake #69 - 19"x 14"
All the fabric pieces it's composed of came from the scrap bag on the right in this photo.
There are quite a few people who save their scraps for my "ortwork" quilts. This bag is special in that it came to me through my friend, Tone Haugen-Cogburn. These scraps are from her student's projects made in the workshop she recently taught at the John C. Campbell Folk Art School in North Carolina. Collecting them for me was initiated by Julie who reads this blog. To see the projects from which these scraps came, as well as photos of the school grounds, go to Julies photo album.
The two boxes on the left in the above photo have scraps separated out from the bag for two projects. The bottom one is for an upcoming project that needs larger pieces, while the top one has the size and color of scraps to make lake pieces. Here's the state of this lake piece midway through the process. Yarn and wool roving are added to the scraps to give definition to the clouds and crests on the waves.
It was made as a house present for friends who used to live near Lake Michigan. We spent the night with them in Hendersonville, North Carolina on our way to South Carolina.
That spot isn't where it's going to "live". We took down an art piece so I could show her how to hang "Lake #69".
We stopped in Asheville to visit our favorite galleries, New Morning and the Blue Spiral ... and yes, we bought something, but it's still in its wrapping so there's no photo. But I do have a picture of a car we saw in traffic on the way from one gallery to the other.
There was a stoplight, so I got to speak to the driver. She had "beaded" it herself. What a hoot!