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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Up Up and Away!

Today is reveal day for our fourth challenge pieces over at the Tangled Textiles blog.  Our theme was "look up" - this is another theme that can result in a lot of different interpretations, so our results should be fun.  Check in regularly so you don't miss anything.
Several years ago we were vacationing in New Brunswick.  We arrived late at night to our hotel in Moncton -  about 1:30 am.  My DH had heard that there was a hot air balloon festival going on in Sussex, with the final day being the next day.  So, after very little sleep, we were up and on the road far too early.  As DH wanted to catch the balloons on lift off, he wasn't even letting me stop at Tim's for a coffee!
Luckily, it turned into a beautiful clear sunny day, and we made it in time.  One of the pictures my DH took was this one, which I have always wanted to try to capture in cloth.
photograph by K Griffiths, used with permission
This challenge gave me the opportunity to do just that, as we were definitely looking up!
Here is my progress, in photographs (my photos aren't nearly as interesting as my husband's!)
The plan:


Main piecing complete


progress shots
piecing and applique complete


trimming away the excess batting
doing the quilting



















the basket


and here it is,


Up Up and Away
Up Up and Away






Don't forget to check out the other reveals!


(I'm also linking up to Amy's One Thing, One Week Challenge this week - go check out some other finishes here)


Happy quilting!

19 comments:

Poppyprint said...

Janet, that is the most wonderful interpretation cloth! You did an amazing job with it. I love all of the details (I clicked through to see the photos in larger size). Congratulations!!

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

Wow, wow, wow Janet, I’m in awe over your quilt!! Wonderful job, congratulations! I’m off now to finish my posts!!

Jan said...

I am so impressed. What a great quilt.

Renate said...

You amaze me girl! What a creative way to "look up", both in the literal and figurative sense.

Beverly said...

Janet, it is gorgeous. I love the intense colors, and the rather unique take on the theme.

Rachel said...

Wow, Janet. That is gorgeous! Just unbelievable and amazing! Wow wow wow.

Maggi said...

That is a fantastic interpretation.

felicity said...

Unbelievably perfect in every way. I love what you did with your piece. LOVE it.

Arita said...

Great job Janet.....I love everything about it.

Jessica said...

That is fantastic!

Kathy said...

Oh my! Just beautiful. Great job!

Snoodles said...

Awesome photo, but your fabric interpretation is even more stunning! Just beautiful!
I'm your newest follower - popped over here from Amy's Challenge. I hope you'll come and visit me, too, and maybe follow!

Peg said...

Oooh, Janet, that's fabulous! I've been wanting to do a balloon quilt for my aunt - we need to talk!!!!

M-R said...

Wow, Janet, it's fabulous! I love that you did trapunto to emphasize the balloon. Great job!

Beth said...

That is justr amazing! All of it. Your fabrics, the quilt, the quilting. Will have to check out the other projects.

Vicki said...

Janet, I am finally catching up with my blog reading. As all your comments have said, this is a wonderful interpretation and I love the dimension in the trapunto, makes the balloon seem to be billowing. I did have the same idea early on, but I'm glad I didn't do it because it could never measure up to this!

Habibti at Home said...

Great inspiration photograph and amazing quilt! Talk about being talented, woah! Amazing project!!

Cynthia F said...

Wow! It's just gorgeous! And I love how you quilted it- very awesome!

Joan said...

Thats so great Janet - you have done such a lovely lot of work and it shows! Your quilting is so effective too.