I've been quilting my fingers to the bone, figuratively anyhow. The quilting is finished on these two pieces and between the two of them, it took nearly 50 hours. Both pieces are approximately 50" x 50"; these are detail shots of the quilting.
The pictures have a somewhat rounded look due to being so close, I guess. The top piece is titled Deep Purple and the bottom is Yellow Brick Road. I still have to finish the edges on the purple one and that will take another few hours since it has uneven edges which require a lot of 90 degree turns. Then I have to photograph both of these. And finally begin quilting on the last of the five pieces, the red one.
These pieces are for an invitational show in June at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, Ohio. This is an invitational show sponsored by Quilt Surface Design International, and will run in conjunction with the QSDI Symposium.
My excitement for today is waiting for the service guy to come and fix our water heater. It spiked a temperature of 160 degrees on Thursday morning and then died. I'm hoping he can fix it with a new thermostat or heating element as opposed to our having to buy a brand new water heater. We have a logistical problem as a result of a furnace that was installed some years after the water heater and which boxed the water heater into a very tight spot. There doesn't seem to be an easy way to get it out without some dismantling of furnace parts. Which sounds like it could be a very expensive proposition.