Finished at last

A little more than a year ago, I signed up for DesignMatters Creative Quiltmaking course. About a week ago I finnished, and now I have City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Creative Techniques – Textiles. My last quilt was an appliqué I called «Leidangen». It is inspired by our Viking boats Oseberg and Gokstad.

The shape is from Oseberg, but the colours I got from the Gokstad ship, which is supposed to have been black, with black and yellow shields. I needle turned and hand quilted the main boat, the rest is either bonded appliqué or stencilled on, and machine quilted.
On the top I quilted some Runes, 

and on the bottom I quilted a «Leidang» which means «fleet of conscripted warships».  These are from a carving found when they excavated the Medieval Bryggen  here in Bergen, after the great fire in 1955.

Well, it has been a very busy year, and just now, I feel a bit empty. Christmas is approaching and now I will concentrate on that. And after Christmas, I have a deadline for the Norsk Quilteforbund’s annual competition, on February 1st.

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