February 11, 2008

Beautiful but deadly

Cabin fever is setting in. It's much too cold and windy to be outside, so I have to content myself with daydreaming about a summer day and a spot like this.

On the banks of that stream is where I found this mushroom, Amanita muscaria, aka Fly Agaric. This one is definitely NOT edible, but it is beautiful: Here is another eponymous small quilt. I handpainted most of the fabrics, couched down yarn, and handbeaded around the image.


mary manahan said...


Are you making these mushroom quilts
now? I don't remember seeing them on your website. How large are they?
They are stunning.

Sue Reno said...

Thanks Mary! I made these last summer, but they are part of an ongoing series--I have more photos to work with as I have time. They average about 24" on a side. They are on the website, in the gallery, on the fungus page.

Wild Thread Studio said...

This and the other flora/fauna quilts are beautiful. The images and color palettes are gorgeous.