Monday, July 12, 2010

Wildfire - A Tribute to All Wildland Firefighters

As summer heats up in Southern California, the threat of wildfires looms large. A very short time ago wildfires seemed as though they were going to burn Southern California to the ground. This quilt is a tribute to the brave wildland firefighters throughout our nation who put their lives on the line to protect our land and our populations. We owe them a huge debt of gratitude.

This quilt was made entirely from hand dyed cotton and cotton blend batting. An earlier blog entry shows the dyed batting hanging to dry.

Back of quilt.

Closeup of thread painting, beading, couching and embroidery work.

Closeup of quilting and thread painting.


  1. This is a beautiful tribute to the firefighters.

    I have got to try dying or painting batting.

  2. This experiment with dying batting was very rewarding. The colors were vibrant and the feel of the dryed batting was pure joy for my hands. It was dreamily soft in my hands as I sewed and beaded.