In an effort to use up my fabric stash, I was inspired to revisit my salmon patterns used to make my first salmon art quilt and create another.
I quilted over the body of the fish following the colours in the fabric.
The Yukon is such a beautiful, inspiring place to live. This art quilt captivates many things I love about the land.
I bought the mountain fabric specifically for my Grazing Bison art quilt and had enough left-over to use on this one.
This was my first experience stippling and I’m stoked with the results. The stippling is smaller towards the mountain and larger towards to bottom of the quilt to add depth.
I didn’t plan on leaving this quilt so scrappy, but I love the effect.
I used whatever green yarn and thread I had to recreate the branches and needles.
Back in August 2013 I bought a handful of little pink beads from a second-hand store in Haines, Alaska. At the time, I loved that they resembled salmon, and planned to use them in an artwork once I learned how to quilt.
Finally they have found themselves a home in my Yukon River art quilt.