Saturday, 22 June 2013

Viking Longboat Progress


Hello  there

I've had a great week making good progress on the viking longboat piece.
Last time you saw it i was ready to start the hand embroidery.



At this point I had the piece on a slat frame to give me good tension when working the embroidery.  I thought things were going great until I noticed a major error in the drawing of the boat.


Luckily, I managed to fix it without too many problems.

Looks better now.


For the embroidery I used stranded cottons (floss) - 2 strands.





The " hair " for Mr Viking came from an ornamental Highland cow my Mum has. Perfect for the job.


I added a couple of borders and the ornate corners just to break it up a bit.  Ready to quilt now!
If you missed the first post about my viking piece, you can find it here
Now the quilting - the sea was really difficult and I thought I had messed it up at one stage but I just had to keep going....
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So this is where I am up to now.  Just the binding and the rigging to go on in that order.
I'll come back and show you the finished piece very soon.
Have a good weekend and thanks for visiting.
Rhianon.

29 comments:

Jam-Quilts said...

Hi first time I've seen this fantastic piece of work.
Its amazing how you have captured the movement within the whole secene.

I Will be keeping my eye out for your future project.

Well done .

ms lottie said...

I just showed my eight year old boy. His reaction:
"Awesome!"

tizart said...

WOW! What an amazing piece of work! I must say I LOVE all your work!
Liz from New Zealand!

Karina Hansen said...

WOW what amazing piece of work you are doing so looking forward to see the finish result

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Absolutely amazing!! All the details are superb, the Viking is incredible and love that hair!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Stunning!! You have such control over your quilting...I never seem to know where I want to go...lol. Wonderful piece Rhianon.

Terrie Gardner said...

What kind of machine do you use for your quilting? I am so awed by your talent.

Leah Day said...

Wow! I've never seen embroidery and FMQ combined this and I LOVE it!

Corina said...

Stunning, it's great!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Amazing work, you really bring your quilts to life.

Alyx Patterson said...

Wow, that is incredible! You're an amazing artist!

Marjorie said...

Looks amazing. The embroidery details are totally worth the effort. The Viking beard? Over the top!!! Love it!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Oh, Rhianon, it's looking amazing!

Heather Chaulk & Little Miricals said...

Your work is just amazing!!! Thank you for allowing me to view your work!

SmallMomentsBigJoy said...

I want to be you when I grow up! Wow, I LOVE your work!!

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Simply fantastic work, you are so very talented.

Belinda said...

I saw this on the quilting facebook page and commented. This is an amazing work of art! You are one very talented lady. Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us.

Catherine said...

I absolutely love the texture you have created in the waves.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What an unbelievable work of art!

Raewyn said...

Gosh the tranformation from thimble to wall hanging is amazing! And what a difference the embroidery makes... and then the quilting! Beautiful!

Susan Lawson said...

Gorgeous!! :)
sue

Dawna (Stitches from the Tub) said...

Your work is absolutely amazing. I will be sharing your blog with the students at my store for inspiration.

Lia*s Handmades said...

Wow, just WOW! All the details are beyond stunning. It's a feast for the eyes!

Luz2Quilt said...

Holy Moly! Exquisite! I see a "Best of Show" piece here!

Sue said...

Just beautiful! I love the Viking's beard!

Larissa said...

Okay ... um ... WOW!!! ... In fact, there's not enough WOW in the world!! Rhianon, this is AMAZING!!! SO much detail!!

CitricSugar said...

Rhiannon, this is amazing. i am at a loss for words - so very impressive!

Martha said...

Spectacular!!!! Your work is simply amazing!!!

Sandra Kaye said...

You are just awesome:):) Love this very much...and your quilting!!!! WOWOWOWOWOW!!!!

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