Dock Over Moccasin Lake - quilt by Rose Rushbrooke. Image copyright © Rose Rushbrooke.

Dock Over Moccasin Lake

© Rose Rushbrooke 2005
30″ h 46″ w

Pattern: Original photograph of the lake behind our Virginia house.
Technique: Hand and machine stitched.
Medium: Cotton fabric.

My husband and his sister walked down to the lake behind our Virginia house. They stood on the dock and gazed out over the gorgeous view. There was a ripple below and they looked down to see a huge water moccasin gliding beneath them. I am sure neither of them have come home so quickly before!

This piece was begun at a workshop given by Ruth McDowell at the Museum of American Quilters Society in Paducah, Kentucky. It was pieced using the techniques for which she is well known.

The red cardinal sitting on one of the poles is hand embroidered.

Detail 1 of Dock Over Moccasin Lake  - quilt by Rose Rushbrooke Image copyright © Rose Rushbrooke..
Detail 1 of Dock Over Moccasin Lake
Detail 2 Dock Over Moccasin Lake  - quilt by Rose Rushbrooke. Image copyright © Rose Rushbrooke.
Detail 2 Dock Over Moccasin Lake