Saturday, December 01, 2012

Finally

Finally is the only proper title for this quilt:-). Long time ago - early 2010 - I started working on this quilt. Together with a couple of friends we all made 10 different canal houses using our own hand dyed fabrics. When they were completed, we swapped them all out so that each had her own set of houses. I am now talking about early 2011. During that year I started quilting each house independently and then life happened. The canal houses ended up into a big bag in my studio. And here they stayed for another long period. Shame on me. Finally earlier this year I started stitching them together and last week I completed the last embellishments on them. And now at last it is hanging. This was another reason for delay because the whole quilt measures 92"x32" and I had to reorganise some stuff to find a hanging space that big. The size is also the reason that I could not get a proper picture from the front. The only way I could get the whole quilt on a picture was by standing in the door of the guest room and take the picture from that angle.
 
 
Here are some details of the houses:
 


It has taken quite some time but I am glad the the Amsterdam canal houses are finally finished. Besides my own house, there are houses in this street which are made by Kate, Sheila, Dawn, Karen, Kelly, Ellen and Gena.

7 comments:

Ineke said...

Het heeft dan wel lang geduurd, maar het resultaat is heel leuk.

Celia said...

Lovely to see this at last!

Margaret said...

What a delightful panorama. Each house has its own personality; well done!

(Don't beat yourself up about the length of time it took -- it's a major project!)

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

I remember loving this project when you started it...it is simply stunning.

katelnorth said...

It looks so good, Wil. I wish mine were finished! Not that I have anywhere I could hang it, of course...

Julia Thom said...

Really beautiful work! I know it took these YEARS of (procrastination) contemplation to become what it is: A work of art!

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

I am just catching up on reading blog posts. This quilt is a wonderful work of art! Love it!