Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tin Ceiling Quilt Comes Home

This quilt has been away since early this summer. I've missed it even though I was so proud to have it in the Scrap Art Exhibit at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. I breathed a sigh of relief when the Fed Ex man brought it home.
Since it was ready to hang, I hung it right out of the box in my hallway gallery.  It's a great place for it.  I walk by it all day long and it's protected from direct sunlight.  I may have to watch Bruno to make sure he doesn't rub up against it though.
A few more pictures in case you're like me and can't stop looking at it.


40 comments:

MeganAnne said...

It's amazing how wonderfully the quilting completes this quilt. You're right, I can't stop looking at it either. :)

Carolyn S. said...

Wow, that's amazing. Did you do the quilting, too? (I hope that's not a rude question)

Josée Carrier said...

The quilting is amazing!

Briarside Lane said...

Your quilt is just beautiful! And congratulations on its entry and exhibit.

And I am soooo glad it made its way home to you. I've read stories... well, you know, I'm sure.

I love the colors and the quilting! Well done!

...Karen

Allie said...

I agree, I can't stop looking either!! So beautiful, amazing what you can do with scraps.

Dani said...

What an incredible quilt! The quilting really compliments the shapes in the piecing

Amy said...

This was gorgeous in person! So nice for you to have it home with you again. (I'm also wondering what the new exhibit will be!)

fabricgirl66 said...

Oh my, that quilt is amazing with your stunning quilting. I made a spiderweb selvege quilt last year as well, but I took a different approach. Here's a pic:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/30573198@N06/5493217764/in/photostream

Karin said...

that quilt is so amazing, and Angela is so amazing at her quilting talents too! I really want to send my spiderweb selvage quilt to her to quilt too! She did a phenomenal job on my argyle quilt :) And she has a vintage grandmothers flower garden of mine right now :)

felicity said...

I *am* like you and can't stop looking at it. Still love this quilt, Jacquie!

paulette said...

This quilt is STUNNING...and the quilting is amazing!! No wonder they wanted it in their show!!
Paulette

**nicke... said...

i was thinking about this quilt just the other day. it is so striking and the quilting takes it over the moon!

jacquie said...

quilting is by angela walters...the girl made the quilt sing!

Noas' Libellule said...

Absolutely gorgeous, the quilting is beautiful as well!

www.noaslibellule.blogspot.com

EG said...

Wow, the quilting is INCREDIBLE! I'm at a point in my quilting career where I just want the quilting to hold the thing together and not detract. Eventually I hope that the quilting will be part of the art!

Archie the wonder dog said...

What a stunning quilt!! No wonder you were glad to get it back!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I'm so disappointed that:
1. I didn't get to meet you in San Jose.
2. I didn't get to see the quilt up close and personal.

another time...

carol said...

Wow! Not only is your piecing, perfect, but the quilting is totally amazing! Bravo to you both!

Suzanne said...

It's home sweet home for you both!

Theresa said...

So so beautiful. I'd be sitting in front of it drinking wine and celebrating cleverness!

Laura said...

It is amazing. I would look at it all the time, too.

Ethne said...

Another masterpiece Jacquie - love the quilting

Paula said...

I understand why you can't stop looking at it! It is gorgeous and you picked the perfect color solid to go in this quilt. Angela knocked this one out of the park!

WhitneyBryce said...

First... What a beautiful quilt!!

Second.. A question regarding your hallway gallery. Do you have track lighting in your hall? The idea is super great and one I might be able to borrow; except for the lighting issue..... My hall seems so long and dark and I'm not sure I could convince my husband to put in track lighting since we've already replaced the hall lights once =( Guess I need to pay attention to the natural light in the hall during the day.

Miss White Wall said...

I have always admired the selvage spiderweb quilt. I often find myself telling people about it in passing when yet another instructor in a quilting class tells everyone selvages are to be discarded! Truly amazing, the quilt is magnificent!

anniemac said...

Simply amazing!

JacquieLH said...

I LOVE the quilting on this. Absolutely stunning~

bloomingpoppies said...

I really don't want to stop looking at it-- ohh to be a fly on your hallway wall-ha!!! :-) It's truly amazing!

Kim said...

Tin Ceiling really caught my eye! This is fantastic and fun. The quilting is done just right for these blocks. :o)

Jules said...

it is a simply stunning quilt. the detail is just amazing.

Maggie said...

It's simply exquisite!

Lauren said...

Wow - that quilting is SPECTACULAR!!!

Brigitte Heitland said...

All I can say is: beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!!!! I'm so jealous of the delicate quilting

highwaycottage said...

Wow, the quilting on this is AWESOME!! It makes me want to touch it to feel the texutre.

Beautiful!!

GalaTea many quilts and ideas said...

I was lucky enough to see it everyday at the museum! whenever i could i would point it out to visitors, and people would gasp at the novel concept!!

Lana said...

Unbelievable...I wonder if that beauty will ever grace a bed...That is absolutely stunning...

Miriam said...

No wonder you are happy to have that quilt back home! It is magnificent!!!
The quilting makes it sing!!

Candied Fabrics said...

That is so cool! It really DOES look like a tin ceiling!

Susie said...

So stunning. I would want to look at it all the time, but I'd also want run my fingers along the quilting stitches. Such a tactile looking work of art.

MightyMom said...

oh but I did love that one! I wanna spend some time and see where MY selvages ended up!!!