This winter scene was inspired by a cover of a New Yorker magazine from last winter. The challenge from the Uncommon Threads group was to do something with the surface of the quilt. In this case it's quilted in wavy lines for snow -- nothing unusual. And then wisps of stretched out batting has been added for snow, in this photo it's most visible along the left side but there is more that didn't come out cearly in this photo. And I used cotton for the snow on the trees. I'm still "playing" with the snow on the trees, pulling off overages and considering where to stick on a bit more.
For me the diminishing trees were a challenge. I had to make the most distant ones first and the continue overlapping the limbs and changing the color of the trunks and branches. The people and dogs are a fairly straightforward copy. I actually fell in love with the dogs. They all have their own personalities and purposes as they walk. I take a little pride in adding the man's red jacket.
I finished it yesterday and hung it in the dining area, taking down the autumn leaves quilt. I'm thinking that now I have autumn and winter, I should do summer and spring. I know what I will do for summer (a reprise of the yoga on the beach quilt but smaller) and I have a nebulous idea of what I'd like to do for spring. .... But right now I've got a list of projects to work on and won't begin either in the near future.