It’s Christmas in June!!!

My good friend and awesome dyer, Sherol is moving and she GAVE me all of her gorgeous hand dyed fabric.  I bought fabric from her in the past and used it in many of my art quilts.  I opened up the plastic tub and BEHOLD- yards and yards of splendid fabric!!!  Did I mention she just gave it to me??  As a dyer myself, I really appreciate the work and time that went into these beauties.  Thank you, thank you, thank you, Sherol!

I wasted no time in using some of it in my newest piece.  The photo is by Tom Bean, and is a landscape of Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.  I emailed him recently to get permission to use the photo for my work, and he graciously replied yes as long as he got to see it when it’s done.  Click on it to get a bigger view.

Tom Bean's photo


Here’s my version: I plan to use lots of thread and just a little paint to create depth, line and texture.

Sunset Point


Do you have any photos that inspire you to create art?  If so, what inspires you?

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6 thoughts on “It’s Christmas in June!!!

  1. This is something else… and there is no place like Bryce Canyon! I can’t wait to see it stitched. Please let us know when it is.
    What a good day for you, receiving all those lovely fabrics.

  2. Hi Roxane,

    I’ve also made a quilt of this same spot, “Thor’s Hammer.” I was lucky enough to have a photo of my own, but your colors look my scrumptous than mine. I think yours is going to be great!

    1. Thanks Ellen. I didn’t know that it was called that. I’ve used my friend’s fabric and a little of my own hand-dyes too. Of course, I used some artistic license. Did you make a quilt too of this scene?

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