In All Seasons

In 2014 I made the first of a series based on photos I took of a tidal marsh in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. I didn’t intend to make a series, but after autumn was done it seemed to need company. Spring followed in 2016 as a response to a master class prompt since I already had done the drawing and just needed to make it more abstract. I had a large drawing of my scene left thanks to my error at the print shop, and I didn’t want to waste it. So, winter was next in 2018 as I had many beautiful hand dyes suited to that season.

Of course, summer, being the last, seemed to take forever. I finished the facing last week, and am relieved to call the series done.

Again, I used hand painted and dyed fabrics with some commercial fabrics. Appliqueing the grasses in the foreground was great fun.

To refresh your memory, here are the seasons in order of completion.

Tidal Marsh Autumn
Tidal Marsh Spring
Winter Fields

All except Winter Fields are approximately 15 by 33 inches. Winter ended up at 46 by 27 inches, thanks to that copy shop error.

I’m linking to Off The Wall Friday.


Filed under Art quilts, Completed Projects

19 responses to “In All Seasons

  1. Lovely series, I love your Summer one!

  2. Peggy

    These are beautiful!

  3. Summer is beautiful! I love the faced edge. I’m glad you posted all of them together. What a great accomplishment.

  4. This is a nice series, reflecting your interpretation of all four seasons. Autumn is my favorite season, and my favorite in this series, as well. You are a creative inspiration.

  5. Judith Campbell

    Love love love this!

  6. Wow! These are amazing. I’d love to see these in real life. 🙂

  7. Jane Herbst

    The Summer Marsh is a great finish to the series, Joanna! I love the style and other differences of each one. Be sure to post if you plan to show all 4 together so they can be enjoyed in person.

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