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Saturday, September 7, 2013

out of commission


It began with my photo of Dad's hayrake as it lay rusting behind the shed.  As always, these old things bring back a flood of memories.  Dad is no longer here to hook it up to the tractor and it has been out of commission for years.  The old farm implements intrigue me in their complicated simplicity.


All wheels keep turning in some respects,
 whether out of commission or not.  

21 comments:

sheila 77 said...

Could you have chosen a more difficult subject? This is a wondrous art quilt, the leaves pushing through the wheel, the blue sky, the earth and the wheel itself. Pretty amazing.

Linda K said...

Oh, my. Ohh, my.
I can feel the air, smell the leaves and the metal.
It's so lovely, and amazing.

Nifty Quilts said...

Stunning! A really beautiful, peaceful rendition of your father's wheel and your sweet memories of him. I can feel the breeze and hear the sounds of the critters.

MariQuilts said...

This is exquisite, Mary. Your words are food for thought as well.

Chris said...

Simply beautiful, and combined with your sweet memories, brings a tear. Just lovely Mary.

Chris said...

p.s. It's like a little tribute to your dad. So sweet.

Leanne said...

This is a wonderful piece!

naturalgrrl said...

Just gorgeous - light and airy and full of promise. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Susan White said...

Lovely, lovely. What size is this quilt?

Cheryl said...

This is a quietly powerful piece that is gorgeous at the same time. I love the fabric segments. Thanks for sharing.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

What a lovely way to remember your father. You captured a beautiful peaceful vignette. I feel like I am there!

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

Love this piece. Really like the flowers in the spokes.

Sujata Shah said...

My brain stops working when I stop by here! What a wonderful way to keep those memories alive and turning all the time. Mary, you are an amazing quilt artist!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Evocative yet straight-forward -- Fantastic and absolutely wonderful!

Cathy said...

I love this, you are so good at creating your vision.
Cathy

Mary Keasler said...

Some folks are set up as "no-reply", so to those who aren't as well as those who are, A big thank you to all.

Mary Keasler said...

Susan asked the size, so just in case anyone else is curious, it should finish approximately 32 x 38

Kim said...

Oh my how lovely.
How do you put this together after you have all the fabric bits in place?
piecing? Applique? What a life like composition you have made with the old wheel, it looks so real.

Happy Sewing

HollyM said...

This is such a beautiful piece! I do lots of art quilting but nothing like this! I can't even begin to imagine how you piece it all together.
How awesome.

Carol E. said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Maggie said...

Are you all right? It's been forever since you've posted.
Maggie in Arizona