This was the lucky shot I captured on our recent trek to see the trumpeter swans visiting here from northern climes. When Jim tiptoed to the truck for a shorter lens, I caught them swimming and their long necks forming a heart, skewed perhaps; but I saw a heart! I like “wonky” in quilts anyway, so the heart they formed was perfect!
I printed the photo on silk fabric, layered it on wool and cotton batting. I quilted the entire photo with silk thread, then added hand stitching with a heavier red thread when done. Beads were hand stitched as eyes.
All is stitched to a black canvas ready to hang on the wall. For Valentine’s Day, or any time one wants to think of love. Or visiting swans.
The photo image measures 7” x 10”. The finished canvas is 16” x 20”. Click on any image to enlarge it.
More details of the swans’ visit is detailed here, if you missed that one.