Sunday, August 31, 2014

Progress ...


The top section of the quilt is now nearly complete … since it's a 10th Anniversary present for a couple that will be celebrating their 11th Anniversary in October … I am a little behind.  I guess I've taken the attitude that if a wedding present can be delayed by a year …

You can see here what the overall quilt is meant to look like.  There were a couple of inspirations for this quilt.  The painting the couple have over the fireplace in their family room.  A quilt that I have admired and already made a quilt. 

The design was done on excel … it's funny.  I work in Marketing (the analytical side), but had some humor shared over the past couple of weeks as my creative partners in marketing all chuckled at the the thought that I could actually design something beautiful in excel ;-).

Spending the long weekend out at the cabin … and got a 6-mile journey in on our new kayaks.  This is a totally new sport for us and so far … we're having a ball … 
Today's 6-mile kayak journey on Hood Canal
Tuesday night's kayak & sunset on Puget Sound
If you can't tell … we're really enjoying the new boats!

Hope you're having a great weekend.

All the best
Lisa



6 comments:

  1. Loving the look of the quilt Lisa. What a glorious place to kayak. I've kayaked for fun a few times and love it. Recently on a trip to Australia to visit sister,bil, and nephew we hired kayaks and did a river trip-haven't laughed so much in ages as banks were crashed into, stuck on logs (them not me!!) but at least we didn't tip out.

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  2. I'm so glad my quilt Shades of Gray inspired you to make 2 quilts!

    I thought you might be interested to know how I made mine, and that it won an award.
    http://www.terryaskeartquilts.com/Studio/2014/06/13/cqa-award/

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  3. Terry -- Thanks for sharing ... I LOVE your quilt. I have turned my focus to more graphic art quilts ... and when I saw yours ... I knew that it was a style that totally resonated with me and drew me in. Each time, I try to vary it up ... but find I am still drawn to the four distinct background colors that you used to create the canvas for the art. Your award was well earned !!!

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  4. A beautiful art quilt in progress Lisa! Puget sound looks so wonderful and makes me miss the northwest!

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  5. Deep water *shudders* - you're are a braver woman than I am!! Keep going on the quilt, later or no, it is going to be gorgeous.

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  6. Greetings from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Love finding a fellow quilter/kayak enthusiast!! How were your new kayaks?

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