Tuesday, May 1, 2012
You Are Here
This is a topographical map (sort of) of the place where I live. That is the Willamette River flowing through the city of Portland. I live on the east side of the river, the southeast region of Portland. The ocean is, of course, out there on the west side. When I moved here, I had a terrible time knowing where I was. Unlike Terry's migratory bird, I have no internal system that immediately says that is east, that is west, etc. I have always lived where I had visual cues. In California, I knew the brown mountains/hills were on the east side and the green mountains were on the west side and could navigate that way. I like visual cues.
I was going to do a more detailed and fun quilt with visual imagery or with the Mapquest app blue dot taking me from place to place. However, I have been very busy with left brain work for two weeks and so I could only do a more left brain piece.
I enlarged a map that I found on line and cropped it to 12 inches wide and then cut pattern pieces. You can read more about how I executed this on my blog (later today). I have more left brain work to do this morning!! My one nod to being a bit tongue in cheek was to put a big red you are here arrow on my map so that I can remember just where I am. In case you are wondering, Terry is over there on the left side, maybe off my map.
Here is a detail shot.