This winter, my daughter started art lesson’s after school. She’s a lot like her mama – she loves to create. Her art teacher lives in a beautifully maintained log home located in this perfect little valley. The first day of her class it had snowed and driving up her winding lane I start imagining her home in a quilt.
I have known her teacher for years as she was the elementary school’s art teacher until retiring last year. She is familiar with my work, as well. When I asked permission to take pictures of the exterior of her home for possible future work, she suggested we barter for the art lessons. What a fantastic idea!
I took many photos of her property and found an angle that I liked. We discussed which season she would like depicted and it was left up to me. I started thinking of winter as I could still picture my first visit to this beautiful home, but soon lamented the loss of depth in the background with an all white landscape. So I settled on spring so I could also showcase the gardening skills of this wonderful lady.
This quilt came together pretty fast, probably because I loved the subject matter so much. For those of you who don’t know, we also live in a log home. When we first moved out here, we were so thrilled with our 1700’s log cabin. But it turns out a lot of people from the area live in one, grew up in one, or have one on their property. So not as unique as we thought, but we are still in love with our home! By the way, please ignore the date stamp on the above photo. I may be good with a sewing machine, but I am really inept when it comes to anything else electronic 🙂