Love this- so creative and the windmills ( are they called that?) are awesome !
:-) well, being from Cali, I immediately knew what these were! So great job!!
Ibtreerock glad to hear it! Hubby teaches a couple of wind energy classes and he approved too.
Yes, it clearly looks like farmland from the air. And I love the wind turbines. I used to drive by several miles of them in Indiana in White County when I drove on I65. They are graceful and beautiful. And functional.
Love this and once again you are both so creative in your projects and also use so much symbolism of things that mean something to your daughter. Love watching these monthly projects!
Carolmarie Thanks Carol. I downloaded a picture of a turbine, enlarged it and traced it. Then I decided it was lonely all by itself but I was too lazy to re-size and print more so I free-handed the others.
True Thanks Mary. I am happy when I can include some symbolism in the work and this was one of those times.
Great idea and nice work !
In France, the name of wind turbines is "éolienne" ( Eole is the Greek god of the wind) , it's less technical !
I love it, It really 'works' to represent Iowa -love that you included your inspiration photos too.
Readerowl Thank you Karen. This was my first attempt at an original "art" quilt so I'm happy it worked
Just love the quilting and the heart❤️❤️❤️❤️
Sooo nice... love the windmills and the farms... the concept of this quilt is so unique.
quiltengineer thanks! I'm excited to see what she thinks of it but I have to wait til March 1
This is excatly what Iowa looked like when I was there, very green!
I am sure your daughter will love it!
HawkFan , this is beautiful. I love that you created this all yourself! The wind turbines (that's what the call the ones in Maine near's cousin Nina's) are fabulous! What a fantastic job you did!
I was very surprised to see wind turbines in your quilt with the circles making it look like wind. Our town was split when a company wanted to place 22 on our mountain tops. But, they did put them up. I love this quilt!
You are so clever! I too recognized the turbines immediately since I drive through miles of them on the way to our cabin. Sadly most of them are not turned on.
Terryt1955 Thanks Terry. I've seen some of the wind farms in California and they look a bit different from the ones out here. Ours are much more spread out since land isn't as expensive here.
Quilterinmotion Thank you Marsha. I'm glad I was able to translate what was in my head to fabric.
My earlier post from the other day didn't stick. Is it my iPad or the site? Anyway, as soon as I saw this it reminded me of the turbines on my way up to the cabin. Miles and miles of them but sadly a lot of them are turned off. Investment scam?
But your mini is no scam. Very nice!!!!
Thanks Terryt1955 I'm not sure but the issue with the turbines out there may be maintenance. I've read that many of them in CA aren't in use because they haven't been properly maintained. It's a shame because they can produce quite a bit of energy. Iowa gets about 30% of our power from wind.
Well I can believe the part about maintenance. As I drive by there are a number of the propeller mechanisms just lying on the ground looking very abandoned. It's kind of creepy. Like a turbine graveyard!
Love this! As a fellow Iowan, I really enjoy the name!