Thursday, October 1, 2015

More Fiber

I neglected to show you the yardage (meterage?) that I purchased in Linlithgow, Scotland.  I asked for local fabrics, but somehow the green VIP print got into the mix.  It's fine though, because Scotland was really that green.
 Before we left for Scotland, I made a quilt for a challenge.  Today we were notified of results.  We were told to wait on releasing them - my quilt did not make the cut - but if I don't tell you what challenge it is, does it matter?  They had a ban on showing our work before the deadline, but now that I know it's not included?  This is mine.
 "Oceanside Sunset"
15" x 14"
Suzanne Kistler 2015
 "Oceanside Sunset - detail"

The next image has bad color, but the bobbin gives you an idea of how tiny the sails are.  I really really liked making this quilt! 
 Not only did I love the front, but my first attempt did not please me, so I slapped it on the back, matching many of the colored stripes.  The back is almost as relaxing as the front, at least to my way of thinking.
The last thing I will leave you with is a picture taken during this morning's sunrise.  I looked out the window to see everything glowing with a rosy tint.  I grabbed my camera and dashed outside.  My view to the east is blocked by TALL trees, but the entire sky was lit with color.  Oranges, yellows and reds covered the heavens, with bits of blue peeking out from the clouds.  It even rained a bit, though I only experienced enough to make my car look dirty.
You can tell by the dark silhouettes of the trees and house that the sun had yet to make it above the Sierras.  Truly, an inspirational way to begin one's day!


Barbara Sindlinger said...

Love the plaid fabrics. Did you get any wool?
Sorry your sail quilt didn't make the cut. I love it too. Those are tiny sails and they looked really yellow in the one picture but the close up they were white. What a difference lighting makes.

Vivian Helena said...

It is lovely, perhaps this judge had something else in mind for the show and next time you will get in. Love it.