The final Postcards from Sweden parade is this week. Check out all the other entries here. It is really interesting to see all the original Postcards, and all the interpretations, or translations I suppose, of Kellie's original Postcards from Sweden design. Kellie's photo of her finished quilt, not mine!!!
This all came about because, simply, Sandra of mmmquilts and myself decided we wanted to make this quilt. Sandra then suggested we made it a formal quilt a long, and has been kind enough to credit me. But you know, all I did was say, why don't we make this together? Sandra has done all the work, all the techy stuff.
I thought this would make a perfect wedding quilt for my son and his fiancée. They oohed and aahed and loved the photos I showed them of Kellie's quilt. Then asked if they could have something calmer, maybe in blues and greens.
I knew immediately where to go. Sarah Goer had designed a quieter blue ombre version for Mary. I showed them this and they loved it. This too became lost in translation. Sarah's original design was for a largish lap quilt. I tweaked it again, still trying to marry the Postcards and Sarah's quilts and this is what we ended up with.
Meet the Belfast Bulletin.
There a lot, a lot, of loose ends to sew in. A binding to make and machine stitch on, and hand stitch on the back. And a label to make. Very important to label your quilts. Unfortunately I never get around to the label. But I intend to. Really.
My photos were taken up at my local council offices. They have these cows that were part of a local art project. I actually think community art, or rather art in the community landscape is very important, but the monetary cost of these cows were rather controversial at the time.
The flat, non action photos are in my garden at home. When I am finished, properly, I have somewhere very special in mind to take the photos.
In the meantime, go check out the linky. You won't be disappointed.
linking up with Sandra mmmquilts parade