Seeing photos of Antelope Canyon in Arizona, USA, I couldn’t understand how it was possible to see and take those images in nature. Not until I got there myself in 2015.
Antelope Canyon was formed by the erosion of sandstone due to flash flooding. The colors are created by beams of direct sunlight radiating down from openings at the top of the canyon, and reflecting off the canyon walls. You have to be there at the right time of the year and of the day to capture the most beautiful images.
Here are some of the photos I took myself:
For the quilt I chose to use this photo:
My choice of the artist for this year’s Fifteen by Fifteen challenge was Russian painter Arkhip Kuindzhi (1841- 1910). His style was realism. I am not copying his works but am only following his style that had a focus on natural lighting effects.
I used my own photo of the canyon, taken on my visit there. I also used my own hand dyed cotton fabrics. All the pieces are fused with Wonder Under and densely machine quilted and thread painted.
Here are some photos of the process of making the quilt:
Machine quilting and thread painting are my favorite parts of this craft. Finally I was happy with the result:
I think i have done a pretty good job: