Koi Pond Quilt, Inspiration From The Pond

Koi Pond quilt

After shipping out my potholders this morning I was in my studio working on my Koi Pond quilt.

I decided to take the top piece off that I made on Friday.  It wasn’t right and seemed to take away from the quilt rather than add to it.  After that things were moving along quickly and easily.

But then I got to the point where I wasn’t sure what to do next.

So I decided to take a walk down to our pond for inspiration.  The first thing I found there was the shell of a crayfish.  It was as big as my hand.  I suspect the Heron was back at the pond.

The crayfish shell  by the pond

But then, as I was squatting on the edge of the water, I saw all the green.  The pond is surrounded by green bushes and grasses.

I knew what I needed in my quilt.

Back in my studio, I had to find the right green.  That wasn’t hard to do, but I only had enough to go around two sides of the quilt.

That’s when the fun really began.  I found another piece of green close to the first color, then finished off the side with blue. I continued the blue along the top,  balancing nicely with the same blue in the opposite corner. Then found a darker green for the top right corner.

By that time it was 8 pm and I heard Jon yelling to me that it was time to eat.

My Koi Pond quilt is sold.

Jon outside my studio window,  shucking the corn for dinner and giving the husks to the donkeys.

2 thoughts on “Koi Pond Quilt, Inspiration From The Pond

  1. A masterpiece.
    Greens and blues soothe and comfort.
    Koi swimming like in a dream with
    Balance and Poise.
    I absolutely love it.
    Look forward to seeing what the back wishes to be.

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