Friday, September 2, 2011

Mariner's Sunset Progress

Last Monday I put this monster on a table (where it hung over all edges) and then on my living room floor to get it squared up so the horizon was level, and to trim the edges, and get the foreground rocks in the right places. Did lots of pinning and basting also. Two-three hours later and I took these pictures. I'm too old to crawl around on the floor so needed a massage on Wednesday! My thighs are still a bit sore but I'm accepting that 'no pain - no gain' bit of wisdom.

That is because this is starting to look the way I hoped. Lots to do yet though... the tulle over the "sun" reflection in the water is cut too large, so you can see a gray circle that will not be there when it is done. Also, there is a patch in the sky that needs some lighter tulle. The leaves that frame the sides and top (scroll to sketch in earlier post) will go on later, after I get some quilting done to hold all this together. It is already pinned to the back leader for my HQ 16, but I might baste it instead. 

This one is physically hard work! It is now 101" wide x 75" tall, and I do have a place to hang it, but if anyone knows of a hotel or such that has a nice big blank wall, do let me know! My aches are telling me that I would be glad to sell it to anyone who is interested.


Mary-Kay said...

That is just beautiful! I wish I knew someone or a business that would buy it. After all that hard work, I'm sure you would miss it of you sold it.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I had no idea it was so large! I hope it ends up like your vision for it.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Oh my..... you feel the grandeur of it all!

I'm am sooo intrigued at all the new creative paths quilting has taken. It's not just about sewing pieces together into log cabins. Have to admit, I never cared for log cabin kind of quilting. I MUCH prefer this beautiful style.

Your cherry tree is still a favourite for me!

Quiltdivajulie said...

It is TRULY FABULOUS ... I'm SO happy to see how you started with a fragment of an idea and transformed it into a beautiful piece of art!

Multiple massages are definitely in order ... you deserve them!

Joan said...

That is quite stunning. What a huge amount of work that is!