2012 • 23” x 24 ½”
I have always loved the beautiful face of the American cougar and when I saw a photograph of one peeking around the edge of a tree, I knew I wanted to create a similar scene in a quilt.
The green mottled background was painted first. I then drew and painted the cougar and the tree trunk separately. I added one layer of batting under the cougar and two layers of batting under the tree trunk for dimension. The grasses in the foreground were individually fused and then free motion stitched in place. A minimal amount of free motion quilting and a simple border and binding finished the quilt.