Friday, July 4, 2014


I've only kayaked a couple of times but loved it. And do enjoy a good putting your feet up selfie.

So when I saw this photo I wanted to make a quilt.

First I quilted the water, sky and trees. A little McTavishing sky and McDowelling water.

(In case you don't know my last name is McDowell) lol!

Then added the kayak and couched down some yarn. Note the difference in picture quality. The others had a day light bulb in the lamp which is in my sewing room. This one is just a regular bulb. The daylighting you can get at any hardware store and they aren't expensive at all.

I tried shading the feet and screwed it up here. Looks like she was walking in mud :-/

I used watercolor pencils and did not like the outcome.

But I simply went back over the feet with a lighter color and cleaned off the mud.

I'm liking this and am starting another one with different fabrics and mood. I need different feet too.




  1. that looks great! When I saw the thumbnail, I thought it was a photograph! Shading is a challenge but you seem to have gotten it right.
    LeeAnna Paylor

  2. Gorgeous! I really love the work you are doing these days!!

  3. Wonderful quilt - I love your design and execution of such a fun memory!