Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Quilting on a Historical Morning...




My daughter and I played and hand sewed while watching the inauguration yesterday... I found myself getting choked up as soon as I saw Obama walking down the platform waiting to be announced. What a day, I'm so glad I was able to watch it live. Hopefully, this quilt will be completed soon. I'd really like to hand quilt it, but don't think I'll be able to put in the time. (although it is not a bed quilt but 'throw size') Still not decided on that. I'd like to enter it in a quilt show that happens out on the Palouse in late August.
I'm still adding little bits here and there to make it look more special and finished. The shapes represent dark tunnels... and where they lead to... coming out from the darkness and discovering what's on the other side. I like the idea of tunnels, especially the ones that were blasted out of stone mountains. I've seen many of these in France and the US and am intrigued by the shape of it as you approach and exit. Being inside also creates an interesting 'viewfinder' to see the world through. Anyway, excuse the ramble!

6 comments:

willow said...

Lovely quite for a lovely day.

Jeane said...

I loved the ramble and the quilt! also just checking to see if you understood that the meme on my blog is for the first five people who comment and you just commented, so wanted to check and make sure because I don't think I made myself very clear!

tangled sky studio said...

hi brenda,
i love the idea of the tunnels...what a great idea. i love the simple color palette in this piece and wish you luck finishing it up for the show.
cheers,
beth

artslice said...

Thank you Willow and Beth, I always appreciate your comments :) Jeane... thanks to you too! You're right, I somehow overlooked the give away - I'm so lucky and excited to have a little piece of your work someday!! Now, I'm going to have do a meme too...(love the wide window of time allowed :)

Jeane said...

I am so excited that you will be doing the meme! send me your mailing address
jmyers@olympus.net
and yes, the year long deadline is very cool!

quilting forum said...

Lovely quite for a lovely day.