"Kings Yard Farmers Market," 18.5" x 28", made by Pam Geisel, July 2013
We are fortunate to have three Farmers Markets in Yellow Springs, two on Saturday morning and one on Thursday afternoon. I knew I wanted to make a quilt of the market, but wasn’t sure how I’d make it into a vertical format like the other quilts in this series.
I went to the market and took lots of photos and decided that the focus should be inside one of the canopies with the other canopies in the background.
I cropped the photo, changed the lettuce to a photo of apples and pumpkins that I had taken last fall, changed the honey to a collection of different color tomatoes (also taken last fall), added a canopy, and changed the trucks in the background to crates of produce.
"Kings Yard Farmers Market" detail
This is all machine raw edge appliqué so there were a lot of raw edges to be quilted down, including all the tomatoes.
The fabric I used for the barrels holding the apples is the same fabric I used for the center of the sunflowers in "Sunflowers at Whitehall Farm" and in the center of the flowers on "Picnic at Ellis Pond."