The first day of winter, December 21, is quickly approaching in the Northern Hemisphere! To herald its arrival, we're featuring this lovely quilt from the 2013 Arizona Quilters' Guild Show in Mesa, Arizona.
Snow Daze by Linda Koerner, quilted by Jodi Driver
Linda writes, "This was a challenging pattern: use of neutral colors, the old tradition of hand embroidery, a lot of free-hand drawing, and the piecing of the quilt." Linda has done an exemplary job in selecting beautifully muted and tinted tones of taupe, tan, and silver gray. This quilt reminds us of a winter day in the country, when nature seems to be hushed, silent, and in deep repose. The "Snow Days" design is by Meg Hawkey at Crabapple Hill Studio.
Take a look at the close-up below to see Linda's fabulous embroidery depicting winter scenes and activities.
close up, Snow Daze by Linda Koerner
We really enjoyed seeing this intricate and detailed hand embroidery showing a cozy house, schoolhouse, and their snow-laden roofs, surrounded by trees. In the distance, a child playfully sleds downhill, interrupting the stillness with happy activity.
Image credits: Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2013 Arizona Quilters Guild show.