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|
Here is my progress, in photographs (my photos aren't nearly as interesting as my husband's!)
Main piecing complete
|piecing and applique complete|
|trimming away the excess batting|
|doing the quilting|
and here it is,
|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)
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!!
Wow, wow, wow Janet, I’m in awe over your quilt!! Wonderful job, congratulations! I’m off now to finish my posts!!
I am so impressed. What a great quilt.
You amaze me girl! What a creative way to "look up", both in the literal and figurative sense.
Janet, it is gorgeous. I love the intense colors, and the rather unique take on the theme.
Wow, Janet. That is gorgeous! Just unbelievable and amazing! Wow wow wow.
That is a fantastic interpretation.
Unbelievably perfect in every way. I love what you did with your piece. LOVE it.
Great job Janet.....I love everything about it.
That is fantastic!
Oh my! Just beautiful. Great job!
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!
Oooh, Janet, that's fabulous! I've been wanting to do a balloon quilt for my aunt - we need to talk!!!!
Wow, Janet, it's fabulous! I love that you did trapunto to emphasize the balloon. Great job!
That is justr amazing! All of it. Your fabrics, the quilt, the quilting. Will have to check out the other projects.
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!
Great inspiration photograph and amazing quilt! Talk about being talented, woah! Amazing project!!
Wow! It's just gorgeous! And I love how you quilted it- very awesome!
Thats so great Janet - you have done such a lovely lot of work and it shows! Your quilting is so effective too.
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