Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Buffalo of the Great Plains

We recently went to visit my family in South Dakota. 
We usually go over to the Black Hills on the way home.
 Most of the pictures I take are of buffalo.....
the part they played in the history of our country fascinates me. 
I took the above picture in Custer State Park. 
 I joined Pic Monkey and this is what I was able to do with my original photo !
  The town of Custer has painted buffalo up and down the main street.
Do you see a painted statue? ....I see a quilt.

 This is the first buffalo quilt I made. 
He's won a blue ribbon in every show he's been in.
pat pat on my back LOL 

 My newest one just needs quilting, then it will be on display at 
The Mills County Artisan Guild Gift Shop. 

I hope you have a very blessed week ! 


Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love your buffalo quilt and your pic monkey buffalo would be marvelous to make too. When we were in South Dakota we went to Hot Springs, near Wind Cave and there was a massive herd of Bison. I was told those are closest to being the originals than many places because some were bred with cows.

Quilting Babcia said...

They are such magnificent creatures, it's no wonder you're drawn to them, both in your photography and your quilting!
The PicMonkey program did a great job with the background of your photo - of course you did all the work!

Raewyn said...

Great Buffalo photo and I love the way you played with it! What an awesome Buffalo quilt - have fun quilting the new one :-)

Suze said...

The buffalo statutes are placed in Bartlesville, OK - about 50 miles north of Tulsa. I don't know why. Tulsa used to have lots of penguins - it was a promotion for our zoo. Lots of them are gone.

Somehow I ended up on one of your posts of a cross. It is absolutely beautiful. It appears that you pieced the background with 2 pieces of fabric and then used one or more floral prints to make the cross. Not all of it is straight line. You have at least one flower (probably many more) extended off the edge of the cross. I have a close friend (now) who lost her husband a few months before Rick died. We met at Grief Share. She lost her mother in November and now she lost her favorite cat. She is grieving deeply. She lost a son about 11 years ago. Now her daughter will have nothing to do with her. We think the daughter moved out of state and didn't tell her mom. She is a beautiful Christian - I'd love to make one for her and have no idea where to start. I think the post was in April 2015 and it was a project you were going to share with your guild.

My house has gone from silent and miserably lonely to my adult 39 year old son, his 2 1/2 year old daughter (mom is in/out of jail) and he trying to get permanent custody, and his 10 year old son for the summer. The house is jumping now. I haven't really touched my machine in about 4 years and I told my son I need an outlet from the chaos and he understands. So as soon as my Vickie (Viking) gets home from the hospital, I'm going to sneak some time with her.

Love your posts. Blessing to you my friend. Susan from Broken Arrow, OK

KaHolly said...

Loving those buffalo! Your collage is gorgeous! No wonder it's always a winner! XO