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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
By Robert Frost
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
My idea here was to have the snowy woods as the focal point of a log cabin type block/quilt. I was determined to use a shibori dyed fabric as one of the blues. You know how it is when you are determined to use a fabric that clearly does not work....you still insist on putting it in. Here is the original attempt with the teal shibori.
I knew something was wrong, but refused to think it was the teal shibori. I consulted my friend Sheila at Idaho Beauty as well as my daughter. I thought maybe the values were off so I changed it to gray scale. That looked perfectly fine. See next photo.
When my daughter gave me feedback she was right. She said the values were fine so it was the problem with the tyes of blues I used. The offender was the teal shibori. Sheila said the same thing. So the teal had to go. Time to look in the stash and find another blue more suited to a dark snowy night rather than Caribbean blue water. And I had so wanted to use a shibori....
"Stopping by the Woods" 43 in by 29 in
I decided to quilt this very simply using a walking foot with lines about 1/4 inch apart. I used a variegated thread by Superior threads. It is one of their rainbow threads which is a poly thread so you get a little shine from it. Also there are light segments that create vertical lines periodically that look like snow coming down. I did not know that would happen when I picked it. I just wanted a thread that would work with most of the fabrics. The snow lines was an added bonus. I did use a light blue thread in the forest block which was quilted a little differently than the rest of the quilt.
There is one other person sharing the blog hop with me today. Check out her blog.
Barb @ bejeweledquilts (http://www.bejeweledquilts.
Thanks for reading and comments are appreciated.