My husband and I live on property that was originally part of Taylor Ranch in Fletcher, NC. The ranch has a large herd of Texas Longhorn cattle, and they are quite visible from the main road lead to the ranch, as well as from the road that leads to where we live. I enjoy watching them graze, usually moving along in unison, and the protective way that they take care of their young. Every now and then, they will break through the fence, and come to visit us in our yard! I walk frequently in our neighborhood, and have taken numerous photos of the cows, which look almost prehistoric to me. Certainly during the pandemic, when we were home more than usually, I had opportunities to study the Longhorns.
This quilt is made of 100% cotton fabrics, some of which are hand-dyed, and many are mono-printed using acrylic paints. One of the fabrics was digitally printed by Spoonflower, from one of my original photographs.
I pieced the top of this quilt in January of 2022, and took it on a driving trip to Florida during the month of February. I did some of the hand-quilting while riding, and continued with that on some of the evenings that we stayed at our house. By the Time we got back from our trip, the quilting was done.
It was a pleasure to visit Florida during the winter, especially since the Covid pandemic had forced so many businesses to close or to have reduced hours of operation in our area. And the winter season in Asheville and Fletcher was way too chilly this year.