Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Night Oak

Gerrie's post today prodded me to get this small quilt done today. Our art group, the Pointless Sisters, is making an art quilt as a raffle quilt for our "parent" guild, and the idea is to have a scattering of Sonoma County themed post cards. So, we were given the task ... if we chose to accept it ... [hum Mission Impossible theme music here] ... of making a 12" x 18" quilted image of something local.

I wasn't going to do this, actually, thinking that I had enough other things to accomplish before Tuesday's meeting. But Gerrie's beautiful one shamed inspired me, and I figured that I could do this today. So, I did.

One of my favorite things about this area of Northern California is the sight of the stately old oak trees on the hills. And since I'm apparently in a silhouette-at-night sort of mood (hey! A series!) I thought I'd do this. It's simple, but I like it.

Here's a detail of the quilting.

The opportunity quilt committee (three of our art group members) will look at all of the options and choose an attractive assortment based on what works together. It'll be fun to see what folks did. Stay tuned!

And thanks, Gerrie, for the inspiration!


  1. Well, YOU have certainly given me inspiration for doing some silhouettes of my own!

    I LOVE seeing the moon thru the trees while sitting on our front porch!

    GREAT JOB!!!

  2. Anonymous8:13 PM

    Love it! glad I inspired you. Also love the snowy house although it gave me the chills!!

  3. It's really lovely, Diane! Yay you!!

  4. This is simply beautiful!!! I love it. If the other "postcards" are as cool as this, the quilt will be a winner!!

  5. this is absolutely gorgeous! a calming and relaxing piece! love it!

  6. very calming and inspiring.

  7. Anonymous5:51 PM

    I'm glad Gerrie gave you a boot in the ass, uh, encouragement.....It's lovely.