Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Another New Begining

It's been a while since I last posted, mostly due to the massive amount of work it has taken me to complete my hugely awesome wicked 'didn't think I could do it' current project.  Also it would appear that we are here in Saskatchewan to stay since these past two weeks I have been packing yet again to move into my new house... well new to us.  We bought a house in a little town called Eatonia outside Kindersley, or as my aunt said "So instead of a one horse town you picked the half horse town?".  Well let me explain, we bought the house for $28,500 dollars.  No that is not a typo I did not miss a zero.  It's small, it's old, it's ours.  I will most likely be blogging on another topic, the restoration of... a diamond in the rough, boy I hope so.  Anyhow so I'm surrounded in boxes again (3 moves in 4 months, I'm tired).  So tomorrow is possession, I may be offline for another couple weeks while I get set up.  

Moving on as of 5 minutes ago I finished that Heron Quilt of mine.  If it wasn't almost midnight I would be rocking a jig and cheering triumphantly.  I actually burst into my bedroom with the thing bundled in my arms to show my husband (a lost cause I know), and then turned off his TV since he had obviously been out cold for a while.  When I say finished I actually mean finished quilting it.  If you would like to see a photo of the whole quilt click here.   I went all out making this quilt top, pushing boundaries I didn't even know existed so I decided that I may as well go for broke and quilt it a level higher than I was used to.  Here are a couple close up shots... My camera is not very good for these type of shots but it is water and freeze proof.
Hero's eye


Sunset sky

Most of the designs were either inspirations from Leah Day's Free Motion Quilting Project or directly from the project.  All around the landscape is a black boarder where I quilted free form feathers.  I'm not sure how smart this was as I quilted the feathers in black on black.  So unless you get close to it the extent of the quilting is not really that obvious.  Although I was going for a subtle vibe so I suppose this endeavor was a success.  This quilt is bought and paid for by my lovely mother who has no idea what it looks like but will be arriving here to pick it up October 5th.  I have been asked to display the quilt at the Quilt Gallery that will be set up for the Goose Festival this coming weekend, also the quilt shop here has offered to hang it up.  Unfortunately I have to decline both offers as the binding will hardly be complete, and I don't think mom will leave back to British Columbia without it.

I took a couple of photos of my quilting corner while quilting this behemoth I thought I would share with you.

I'm linking up with the Needle and Thread Network for WIP Wendnesday.  http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/ That is all.