4 In Israel / Holyland/ Landscapes

Taking the long, windy path…

There is a path in the town where I live in Beit Shemesh, Israel that runs quite a long way. This time of year it is very pretty with lots of blooming, particularly almond blossoms. I was inspired while strolling there and decided to work something up with that path in mind. This is still a work in progress, but it’s a nice beginning, I think.

The tree-lined path, prequilted

I am thinking about how to best quilt it: maybe cobblestones? maybe ridges? I’m not sure. Also I’ve asked my friend Phyllis Cullen what she thinks about the shadows on the path. In a class I took with Phyllis last year, I remember she said the bottom of the path should be darker than the top so the path doesn’t appear to stand up.

More to come! Meanwhile, what do you think?

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  • Reply
    Cath Stonard
    March 3, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Hi Cindy,
    I think this piece is going to be wonderful, I already want to take a walk along that path, smell the blossom and see what is over the brow of the hill! I shall look forward to seeing the finished quilt.

  • Reply
    March 3, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Hi Cath,
    Thanks so much for your kind words. It’s been a really fun piece to work on. Now I’m thinking about the path. What would you do about texture along the path? My friend and fellow-quilter, Phyllis, explained about how faraway mountains and also paths take on a bluish hue. So I shall play with that as well. Cindy

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    Pamela Caughey
    April 1, 2011 at 12:29 am

    Hi Cindy,

    just wanted to comment on your idea of the cobblestone quilting idea. It looks really great so far, but one advantage of doing the cobblestone quilting if you decide to do that, is that you can vary the size of the cobbles and as they get smaller toward the top, it will also lend itself well to a sense of perspective. Can’t wait to see it all finished! It is a very inviting scene : ) Pam

    • Reply
      April 1, 2011 at 1:38 am

      Thanks, Pam. I actually finished the piece and will try to post a photo really soon. I did what you said and the cobbles are smaller at the top. Regards, Cindy

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