Sunday, December 1, 2013

Elements of the Earth

When I Googled ELEMENTS I came across the Chinese five elements of the world: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Hmm, how to put those in a quilt??  The word earth made me think of a river bank, wood reminded me of trees, and of course a river (barely visible in this photo) could represent water. Fire and metal were more challenging, but soon a campfire and roasting marshmallows popped into my mind.
I made the chipmunks out of thread, and they are using metal  skewers for roasting their bead marshmallows. I embellished a little with yarn, tumbled rocks, and crystals.


  1. It's wonderful Susan! I just love the whimsy of the chipmunks roasting marshmallows over the campfire!

  2. I'm in love! This is wonderful, Susan!!! The whole quilt is great, but the chipmunk party is the bomb!!!

  3. awww, this is perfect susan! love it. so good to see you last weekend. <3