Eclipse Inspired Art Quilt from Outerspace!

August 17, 2017
Eclipse inspired art quilt

Stars, planets, meteor showers, and blue batiks make up this art quilt made by Loretta Zortman.

“She’s got the whoOOOLLLe world…in her hands!…”—-gotta admit, I sang that song a few times while making this fun, space-inspired throw.  Gathering all my universe themed fabrics, all the various stars and skies, the many planet fabrics, and even black/blue swirly batiks was the easy part!  I had no real plan or block for this project, initially. So it was a Hot Mess for the first half—which left me feeling rather confused and frustrated. But somewhere in there, I turned the corner—and it started taking on shape.  By the time the top was complete, I loved it.  It was quilted it with stars around the border, some crazy-spirals, some shooting lines that are not too controlled—since this IS outerspace!  Just realized these pics are pre-quilting, oops!  LOL!  I’m inspired to continue digging into my stash of fabrics to stretch my creative juices.  🙂

#eclipse #quilt #starrynight #stars #artquilt #artquilter

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Night Striper Fishing from Mockingbird Bay Resort

March 15, 2015

Here’s a great article featuring Mockingbird Bay Resort and the Night Shift Stripers of Norfork Lake!

Night Shift Stiper Fishing on Norfork Lake, Arkansas…from Mockingbird Bay Resort.

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Striper Fishing from Mockingbird Bay Resort on Norfork Lake


New Years Confetti Modern Bright Quilt

December 28, 2014

Happy 2015!

Had such fun making this scrappy quilt with bright batiks and all my favorite fabrics.  🙂  Enjoy!

Bright Quilt made with Batik Squares

Happy!

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#happyquilts

#brightquilts

#modernquilt

#ColorMeCountry on #Etsy

 


A Cabin Merry Christmas from Norfork Lake!

December 27, 2014
Cozy Cabin for Winter Fishing

Merry Christmas!

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Colorful Batiks in the Mockingbird Studio Today!

November 12, 2014
Colorful Fabrics Rock!

Delicious!

The Polar Vortex may be outside, but inside my studio when I’m quilting it feels like Tahiti!

Tasty tropicals, fabulous florals, and a rainbow of batiks are keeping me warm while I work on a very colorful project.

Enjoy your day!

#ColorMeCountry; #Batiks; #Quilting

#Artquilts

 


Gorgeous Fall Sunrise over Norfork Lake, Arkansas

October 23, 2014
Beautiful Sunrise, Norfork Lake, Arkansas

Brilliant sunrise.

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Where to Stay in Mountain Home, Motorcycles Welcome!

October 21, 2014
Met 4 nice guys on the road with motorcycles.

Met 4 nice guys on the road with motorcycles.

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We welcome Walk-Ins!  (FYI:  Check-in is before 7 pm…and it’s probably a good idea to call ahead, if possible, to make sure we have availability for you).  870-491-5151

We have a paved resort — and we’ll give you the choice of either parking your bikes under the carport or parking your bikes near your cabin on a flat level spot…it’s entirely up to you.

So stop by for 1 night (or 2) and break up a roadtrip.  We’d be happy to have you!