Tuesday, February 15, 2011

UFO Attack!

I am really itching to start something new but I also have been feeling the pull of my UFO's. Can you believe that I have finally gotten around to quilting my 'Flight Over Greenland II'. If you have been following my blog you may recognize this piece as a whole cloth that I painted in the summer of 2009. I am almost embarrassed to admit that. The problem I was having was figuring out how I was going to quilt this. You can see the original post on how I painted this here.

I put a layer of Warm and Natural on the backing and then a layer of 50% wool/cotton batting for the next layer. Next the top.


I started the quilting with white Isacord thread for the mountain tops, then light blue for the rest of the mountains. For the water I used a medium blue and clear thread for the sky. I must say that I love how this turned out. I was really excited about the piece and called my husband down to look at it.....he burst my bubble and had a very cool reaction to the piece. Guess it is hard to evaluate your own work but not to be discouraged I entered this in the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show.

This will be my 4th year entering this show and I have won a couple of first places and a judges choice so wish me luck. You can see a couple of up close photos and I really think it looks 3D. What do you think of this piece? I would really appreciate you true opinion. Thanks!

8 comments:

Jackie said...

When I first looked, I thought you were showing us the photograph, so I scrolled down looking for the quilt. It really really looks 3D! I love it.

Laura said...

The 3D effect is fabulous, it does look just like a photograph, like Jackie says!

Connie Rose said...

It's stunning, Judy...go for it!

Sue Reno said...

You did good work here.

linda said...

I agree, it looks fantastic!

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Awesome work!

Mike said...

Being a mountain guy I love this quilt!!

Mike said...

As a mountain guy I have to say that I love this one! Wonderful work!