Woodland Creatures Quilt by Joyce Tomcho

Joyce shares her memories of making her lovely quilt.

I was so pleased to speak with you a short while ago, Rosemary. The delight I took making the Woodland Creatures was an experience I'll always remember and I was so happy I was able to share with you my delight appliquing your creatures .

As I mentioned my quilt will be in the Naples Quilt Show March 6th - 7th. Our show this year will be bigger than ever with over 20 vendors and I would estimate roughly 200 or more quilts will be shown. We also will be in a new and larger location at the Community School of Naples, off of Livingston Rd. During season our guild has a membership of close to 300. We have many extremely talented members, some whose quilts have been published and circulated internationally. This is the first quilt I've entered although I've made many quilts prior.

The backing on my quilt is a mossy green as is the binding. This seems to nicely compliment the greens I used in the quilt itself. It was a bit scary choosing green considering the quilt front background is a marbled dark blue. The blue always made me think of the animals out in the woodlands at night. I started with the Racoon. I believe his eyes were always on me...pushing me on to finish. More times than not I would look up the creatures on the Internet to achieve their exact shades of color. This quilt created a great deal of discussion in my Monday group and we would have a lot of fun discussing what actual shades of color the animals were. We referred to the quilt more times than not, affectionately, as the "animal" quilt.

With this said, I thank you for your creation (s) Rosemary and look forward to making Nature's Garden. You will note I selected one of the quotes you used for my label (see below) that I felt pertained to all the critters.

Sincerely Joyce Tomcho

Woodland Creatures

“In all of Nature there is something of the marvellous." Aristotle

Patterns Designed by Rosemary Makhan, Quilts by Rosemary

Hand Appliqu├ęd by Joyce Vouch Tomcho, 2005-2009 Naples, Florida

Machine Quilted by Roni Israil-Weaver, Hulbert, Michigan

This quilt and the creatures herein took on a life of their own from the moment I began to craft them. I never knew exactly the outcome of their presence only that their essence filled my heart.

1 comment:

  1. I had the pleasure of spending some time with Joyce while she worked on many of the applique blocks. She does beautiful hand work. I hope she and her quilt win a prize at the Naples show!