Monday, June 13, 2011

Cone Nebula Quilt - Section 12

My oldest nephew graduated from high school last weekend, and there was a nice party the day before. He's made a lot of really big decisions already, and we'll be offering our auntly/uncly support at various events this summer. As I said to his mother, "He's plunging headfirst into adulthood." What a nice young man he's become!

In any event, I went into the sewing room about 12:45p on Sunday and at 6:45 I pinned this to the design wall:
It was quite a moment when I was sewing together that last block (which is the upper left block with orange, yellow, purple, and black). I really agonized about the pink diamond in the upper right. At first, I put some bright pink there, then I put the Fossil Fern pink, and finally, I used the back side of the Fossil Fern pink. (Fossil Fern is a line of fabric.)

Here is the third column:
And....... heeeeeere is the whole thing (with the third column lying next to but not sewn to the first two columns:
I dragged my husband outside, and he gasped and pronounced it "beautiful". I know that I learned so much from the process of putting this together. It will be quilted by a friend who has a long-arm quilting business. I will show you the preparation process in coming weeks. For reference, here's the inspiration photo:
There is a part of me that wants to make other quilts, using different techniques, from this picture. I have a couple of ideas, perhaps incorporating those tissues I painted back in April. This may end up being a real journey of discovery.

Within the next month I will have a dyeing day, and I will also be making some small items that will serve as giveaways at the quilt guild's three-day weekend of workshops at the end of July. It's going to be a full summer. I will post pictures as I go along.

The Brat just now reminded me that she helped yesterday. I was getting way too distracted by the peanut butter granola, so she gladly took over the bowl from me.
I had to move it off the mini ironing board so that she wouldn't accidentally burn herself. Just to show you that she's been cute since she was a kitten, here's a photo I have on the bulletin board over the mini ironing board:
(That is drying rack on which she is climbing.)


Tink said...

It looks awesome! Well done on finishing the last section.

Esch House Quilts said...

SO Amazing! I can't wait to see it in person.

Vivianne said...

Oh wow, Liz, that's so amazing - and unique ! I appreciate having been able to follow your progress, and you thought process too :-)

Delusional Knitter said...

That is amazing, really beautiful. Nice to see the inspiration photo, you did such a great job!!

Love the cat!!

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Songs about Moving On said...

That looks nothing short of AMAZING..!! good job mate :)