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This is really it… really. For real.

December 13th, 2007

Like trying to end a phone call with a dear friend - you’re just about to hang up and a new topic starts.  Ok, after this post I’m REALLY going on my repair/clean-up break.  I said to my self “Self… no more babbling about The Storm - blech, enough already!”  BUT… I thought this was just too cool… and it’s kind of a mental segway for me to go from storm mode back to quilt mode.

The forest across the street from us has to be logged because of The Storm.  I’ve never actually seen logging in action and I’m in awe of the process.   Never in a million years would I have thought a California city-girl like me would be snapping a photo like this from MY driveway. The super skilled guy operating the picker-uper thingamabob makes it all look like a magical dancing tree ballet.

When I first looked at this photo, it reminded me of the a quilt I saw at the NW Quilting Expo in Portland last Fall.  I’m guessing for the quiltmaker it was Art imitating Life.  For me it is Life imitating Art.  I really, really, really, really would love to know who the quiltmaker is!  Anyone know?

Edited in:
Thank you Tami from Lemon Tree Tales for the answer!
From Tami: I saw that same quilt at the 2006 Pacific International Quilt Festival and thought it was amazing. Luckily I took a picture of it and the information sheet. It’s by Janet Fogg of Lake Oswego, OR. It’s called Winding Road Ahead and measures 103″ x 103″.

This is her artist statement about it: “Logging trucks are a common sight for people living in the northwest states. As an artist living in the region, I have always found them to be a powerful visual image. Because I enjoy combining traditional quilt blocks with illustrations to create quilts with a concept, I decided to transport the logs by constructing a logging truck out of log cabin blocks. Hand dyed fabrics by Jeanette Viviano.”

I googled Janet Fogg and found her quilt collection. A must see!

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26 Responses

  1. The fabulous Anina allegedly said:

    How wonderful! The quilt that is, not the logging. I love the incorporation of the log cabin blocks - how appropriate!



  2. The fabulous Lemon Tree Tales allegedly said:

    I saw that same quilt at the 2006 Pacific International Quilt Festival and thought it was amazing. Luckily I took a picture of it and the information sheet. It’s by Janet Fogg of Lake Oswego, OR. It’s called Winding Road Ahead and measures 103″ x 103″.

    This is her artist statement about it: “Logging trucks are a common sight for people living in the northwest states. As an artist living in the region, I have always found them to be a powerful visual image. Because I enjoy combining traditional quilt blocks with illustrations to create quilts with a concept, I decided to transport the logs by constructing a logging truck out of log cabin blocks. Hand dyed fabrics by Jeanette Viviano.”

    :-) Tami



  3. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    These are great pictures. That logging quilt is amazing. I went to her site and found the other quilts she has done. My favorite is the bear.
    Thank you so much for sharing.



  4. The fabulous Natalie allegedly said:

    Good job Tami! I love the quilt and even the image of the logging… view from your house? Amazing. Are they cleaning up or will the whole view be devastated?



  5. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    Glad to see you with a new post! I miss my ZombieFix!



  6. The fabulous mar allegedly said:

    omgosh, amazing doesn’t begin to cover it, I recognize all of those quilts, but didn’t know they were the same artist. So glad you can’t stop babbling!



  7. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    Thanks for the additional information…

    Ditto what I said on flickr.
    Aviva_Hadas



  8. The fabulous Nancy allegedly said:

    Thank you so much for sharing that quilt and Janet’s site. Her logging truck quilt reminds me of driving with my mom in the early 60’s. Whenever she had to drive by a truck she was afraid the logs would fall off.



  9. The fabulous Nanna Jamma allegedly said:

    Oh goodie, another post from Miz Z!!!! My day is now complete!! What a great photo from your driveway, and the quilt is amazing! Thank you for sharing both. I always like to discover new quilters, especially one who’s so talented.



  10. The fabulous Anna allegedly said:

    I like how the truck in the quilt looks like it has eyes because of the circular quilting pattern. It sort of reminds me of something from that kid’s cartoon Thomas the Tank Engine. Then again, it is sort of sad to see all those beautiful trees being cut down. When I visited Yellowstone during the summer I was amazed at all the fallen trees due to the recent fires they had had. No one went in and cleaned them out, just left them there. Amazing. Great pictures and thanks for sharing!



  11. The fabulous Angela allegedly said:

    Ok, way too cool! Love the life imitating art concept as well. Now get to your cleaning!



  12. The fabulous Heidi Kaisand allegedly said:

    Thanks for sharing an artist’s work–incredible.



  13. The fabulous Mary Anne allegedly said:

    WOW — what a show right there across the street from you — better than TV for every big and little kid in the neighborhood (when my boys were little guys their favorite video was a construction video complete with bulldozers, huge dump trucks, “diggers” and “scoopers” ).

    ….and that QUILT !!! very cool !!!

    Hope the clean - up is going smoothly!



  14. The fabulous Moog allegedly said:

    I think I’ll take my rotary cutter and go home - I’m feeling rather insignificant right about now.



  15. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    Very cool to watch for a short time, but I hope the noise and machinery is out of your front yard soon. Very very cool quilt. A non-quilter wanna be like me cannot even comment!!



  16. The fabulous Bren allegedly said:

    So glad your back and you survived the storm.
    Mother Nature is very funny, LOVE the picture!
    :) Bren



  17. The fabulous Bren allegedly said:

    oh yeah, I forgot to say….

    I am having a GIVEAWAY at Bren’s Little Cottage, please sign up..
    Help me spread the word.

    :) Bren



  18. The fabulous kimberly sherrod allegedly said:

    ya know most of my addy info is also on the computer and I would be lost without it! I am so glad you survived the Storm and I hope that you stay safe and snug for the duration of the winter. I was so worried. I think I need your phone number in case this happens again. I really can’t handle the stress of a world without my happy zombie.



  19. The fabulous Amanda allegedly said:

    I love the idea of art imitating life.

    Her quilts are gorgeous. How sweet it was of Tami to share the quilter’s information with you and us!

    I love the logging quilt, especially since my husband works for a paper company. And the bear quilt is so amazing!

    I’m sorry you are going through all of this, but at least you have a positive spirit and can find the good things in all the bad.



  20. The fabulous Anne Sutton allegedly said:

    Just look at the trees behind that dozer, the tall skinny ones! We need one of those on a quilt to honor you! Go ahead and babble about the storm all you want. You’ve earned it (:

    The logging quilt is amazing. Thanks for sharing!



  21. The fabulous Natalie allegedly said:

    It’s been kind of quiet in your neck of the woods, and I hope it means you have more sense than being tied to a computer. Merry Christmas and I look forward to more fun from you in the New Year!



  22. The fabulous Andrea allegedly said:

    At first glance I thought the logging quilt was a photo! That is amazing.

    Hope you are snug and warm and enjoying the holidays! A joyous and peaceful 2008 to you and your family.



  23. The fabulous Allison allegedly said:

    Just wanted to say that I really like your blog! I check it often, and had yet to comment, so thought I would take this opportunity to say ‘hey - good job!’



  24. The fabulous Doe allegedly said:

    Merry Christmas, Monica!!!!!!



  25. The fabulous Scrapbooker47 allegedly said:

    I love your blog. I am new to blogging and trying to learn. Thanks for sharing.



  26. The fabulous suzy allegedly said:

    Happy New Year! I am looking forward to your blog in 2008!! xo, suzy



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