I was contacted by someone who saw my art quilts at Village Artisans and liked my style. They had recently moved and had a large wall in their bedroom that they wanted a custom piece made of something similar to the view out their window of a field with a barn, sun, clouds, a cow, a horse, and a dog (specifically a labrador). They were looking for something approximately 4 feet by 6 feet.
They also mentioned which of my quilts they were specifically drawn to, and you might see some of those echoed here: the sky, ground, and barn from "Early Morning Nine Patch" and the sun and clouds from "Lavender Mountains." So in some ways this quilt feels like my "greatest hits."
I didn't have any of the blue fabric that I used for "Early Morning Nine Patch" but I did have a wonderful blue batik fabric that had little silver stars printed on it, which is the top fabric in the photo above, and the back of the fabric, without the stars, is right below it. I used both sides of that fabric for the custom piece I made at the end of last year "Touching the Sky" (the back for the lake and the part with the stars for some accent pieces on the lake). The third fabric shown above is a denim-blue fabric with some silver sparkles on it, which I've had for awhile but hadn't yet found a use for.
One of the lighter blue fabrics (not shown) was also used in "Touching the Sky" and before that in the "Dayton Landmarks: Skyline" slice quilt.
I couched some twill yarn that I got from my friend Bette between every other seam line. There was a dark blue, a medium blue (both shown above), plus a light gray/blue which was couched with the lighter blue fabrics, and a lavender (which I used under the clouds).