Thursday, December 8, 2011
Mt. Rainier, pieced 16" x 64"
I secretly like paper piecing, especially during periods when the muse of originality forsakes me, or when following someone else's directions is like taking a vacation, or when the design is too beautiful to ignore.
This paper pieced view of the massive volcano, designed by Amber Wittmayer, was too intriguing to pass up.
It has been the perfect project for those few precious hours when I can reconnect with my sewing machine. With the exception of some very unpleasant side effects, my son's melanoma is responding well to the drug Zelboraf which is buying him time for whatever will be the next step on his path.
Of course, my mountain awaits a backing, batting, and quilting. Certainly by Christmas so I may gift it to my beautiful son and his valiant wife. They are climbing a virtual Mt. Everest.