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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Project Quilting 7 Vacation


I am calling this quilt Unexpected Treasures in Unexpected Places.  When my family goes on vacation we are all about new experiences in new places.  Sharing these treasures with the people I care about most in the world only enhances the experience.  While I wasn't on vacation when I found this treasure, I was with a huge number of people from my family.  Yes, this really is most of my brothers and sisters and my nieces and nephews.  If you look through the gap in the people, you can see the trestle bridge in the background, just beginning to light up.

My husband suggested I add a little police car with flashing lights at the end of the bridge.  Our car was almost towed because there were too many of us to fit all the cars in the tiny parking lot.  (They have built a bigger parking lot since we were there.)  One of my sisters suggested adding a bike, since it is a bike trail.  Another sister suggested adding my two kids from this picture.  

I didn't think I could get any of the extras done by Sunday at noon.  I may add one or the other at a later date.  Don't forget from noon on Sunday until Thursday or Friday you can vote for your Project Quilting favorite.  Please be sure to go and look at all the entries they are spectacular.

This is the photo I used to create my pattern, I took this one while I was there.  It was fun and a challenge to create.  It has raw edge appliqué, paint, fabric paint sticks, the white lights on the trestle beams are from a t-shirt iron on that you can cut to whatever shape you want.  This one is a little bigger than my other challenges.  It is 35" X 29".





If you ever go to see the bridge be sure and stay until dark so you can see the lights.  This photo is blurry but it gives you an idea of how spectacular the whole bridge really is.

The scenery along the way is beautiful as well.  You can look up more about the bridge here.  



Have a creative day
Janet

4 comments:

Judy V said...

This is very interesting, I have never heard of this bridge. Your rendering it as a quilt must have been quite a challenge, great job!

Lisa Marie said...

The quilt and the bridge are both so interesting looking! Your quilt really captured the scene you showed in the photo.

PersimonDreams said...

THis is beyond amazing! I'm so in love with this quilt! As a "retired" civil engineer bridges have always fascinated me ... this is definitely on my "visit" list!

WOW!!!! Beautiful work!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Fantastic! Very interesting information about the bridge, too.