Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Crystals are like Tattoos....

At least I think they are...
We had our Creative Conglomeration reveal last night and this is my piece.

Sunapee Night Sky

As I sat up late the night before the reveal gluing ALL the crystals on my quilt it made me think of tattoos and how many people I know who have one, have many...  As in just can't get enough - or maybe just never finished.  (This is why I can't have tattoos! that and I'm a bit afraid of needles!)

Well I glued and glued and still am not sure whether I put on enough.

This quilt is made using pieces from my Sunapee Star pattern.  In addition to using one piece each from the 6", 9", and 12" stars, I used the computer to made the 6" two sizes smaller and the 12" two sizes larger for 7 total paper pieced sections.  

This is the smallest unfinished piece.
 Which became this.
 I increased the size as I went around hoping to give it a shooting star effect.





In the upper right corner I placed crystals in form the Big and Little Dipper as that is what is visible at our lakehouse when we sit at the campfire on the summer nights!  


 I drew in the lines on the Big and Little Dipper so you can see it.
Crystals are very hard to photograph!
 


This is the view from the campfire over looking the lake.
One of my favorite places to be!

I'll be linking up with Lee over at Freshly Pieced's WIP Wednesday!  Stop by and see what everyone is up to!
 

3 comments:

momiji said...

Beautiful! I just love all of the visual texture that you got from the quilting. What a wonderful quilt!

Lois Kindley, Creative Gypsy said...

You did a great job Rie!! I LOVE my memories sitting by that campfire and looking up at the stars. Glad we share that. :)

Oddbjørg said...

Beautiful!