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Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Down to the wire
Still plugging away. I realized today that no where in the paperwork for the show in the UK does it say what type of hanging device to put on the quilt. I emailed the orgainiser but haven't heard back. I am ready to put on the backing and facing and don't want to delay any longer as it IS going to FedEx tomorrow or it isn't going at all. So, a sleeve it is.

The entire quilt- just needs the backing and facing.

Dedication- and yes, it's serving another purpose too- we won't go into that.

Detail. I could have put in a LOT more but the image of the ship serves as it is and I didn't want to get too bogged down in details. If you know a lot about tall ships and barques in particular I am sure you can find a lot wrong; please don't bother to point the errors out. I wasn't going for photo-realism. Really.

Detail of the quilting in the water. Just wanted to emphasize the flow in the fabric.

Part of the poem and the image of a whale's tale (fluke)- refers back to the poem "to the gull's way and the whale's way..."

The poem in it's entirety.


And yes, the poem is difficult to read since the thread colour is very close to the colour of the sky. I did this intentionally. First, I wanted people to have to come close to read it and second, I didn't want the poem to be the focus of the piece; Laura and the Picton Castle are the focus. Did I succeed??
posted by Teri Springer @ 5:46 PM  
  • At 9:43 AM, Blogger Linda Branch Dunn said…

    Lovely lovely lovely. Yes the boat works, spendidly. Yes to the whale's tale and of course the poem is nearly invisible, part of the air. It all works.

    By the way, what "little tricks" do you know about smoothing out bumpy post-quilted fabric? Can you share any?

  • At 12:39 PM, Blogger Marsha said…

    This is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!! I love it. Beautiful work.

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Name: Teri Springer
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About Me: Studio Art Quilt Associates for the Atlantic Canada Region (New Brunswick, Newfoundland/Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island). Quote:Apples and Wine: Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. Most men don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they sometimes take the apples from the ground that aren't as good, but easy. The apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality, they're amazing. They just have to wait for the right man to come along, the one who is brave enough & smart enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree. Now Men... Men are like a fine wine. They begin as grapes, and it's up to women to stomp the hell out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.
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