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Monday, February 22, 2010

Marsh View Day 1: Brackish Water

The estuaries and marshes of the Connecticut shoreline are such a beautiful sight. Depending on the season, they are a wash of greens and golds, full of swallows, blackbirds or herons. This time of year, the sun has bleached out the dead grasses, and everything in the marsh is waiting for the warmer weather. One of my favorite places to walk is in Hammonasset State Park, where there are several vantage points that overlook marshes. I've been doing some research on the flora and fauna found in our local marshes, and you will be seeing some similarities between the plants and the shapes I am using in this quilt.
Nothing boosts creativity like a deadline: my plan is to have the top of this quilt pieced by Friday or Saturday, and quilt a wind pattern over the reeds and rushes. This quilt will join its sister, Farmlands, as the second in a series of Connecticut Landscape Quilts commissioned for a public venue in New Haven. The photo highlights some of the work completed today.

8 comments:

Karen said...

This is very exciting... love the march feel you are creating..

Diane Wright said...

Oh, yes! That's the marsh view at Hammonasset! Congratulations, again.

Linda Zimmerman said...

A photo! Yay! Great beginning.

Ruth Anne Olson said...

It looks absolutely perfect.

Mrs Moen said...

It looks gorgeous! Did you even catch your breath after the first before you started on the second?

Del said...

Looking good! Just remember when you are looking at marsh plants...
"Reeds have ridges,
Rushes are round."
(Roll the r's)
Made quite an impression on me in my biology class half a century ago!

Deborah said...

It's beautiful!

The Pink Ganeshji said...

I absolutely love this! Miss walking at Hammonasset....

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