Monday, December 28, 2020

Shadow Quilt from Bryce Canyon National Park

Several years ago, my husband and I went camping and hiking in Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.  It was really different and fun to hike DOWN into the canyon, around all the hoodoos, and back up to the canyon rim.  The hoodoos are the tall spires of rock, which are so prominent in the park.

I snapped this interesting picture of my husband with his backpack, coming through one of the arches.  The sun was just right to cast a shadow of him on the wall of the canyon, and it reminded SO MUCH of the Don Quixote by Pablo Picasso.  Look at the pictures and tell me if you think so too!

This is just the type of picture that begs for it to be memorialized in a quilt.  My hesitation over the years has been how to actually make this one.  Should it be painted?  Should it be pieced or appliqued?  Could it be simplified and done another way?  I am terrible at portraits and am terrified of doing this one and having it end up looking nothing my husband.  Best to just dive in and see what happens.

Stay tuned to see what I did.

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