After nearly six years I have finished another UFO!!!! Jumping for joy as I never thought I would ever see the end of this one. Six years ago some very good friends of ours who were originally from Sardinia in the Mediterranean and which is part of Italy, were building a new house. I promised I would make them a house-warming present and decided to create a crazy quilted picture entitled "Colori di Sardegna" or in English, "Colours of Sardinia". I set about collecting lots of photos from the net and from travel brochures to see just what Sardinia actually looked like - lots of bright, clear blues and turquoises in the sky and ocean, buildings in cream and pastels with terracotta tiles, flowers of pinks and reds..........easy!! Wrong.
Here it is, in it's frame although not yet fixed in the frame. Two views, one of the embroidery and one with the frame around the edge. I guess one of the positive things about spending a lot of time sitting at home with a husband who is having chemo for cancer and who often doesn't feel crash hot, is that I am getting a lot of UFOs completed. This one in particular has been my problem child from ages so it is soooooo good to be seeing the back of it. I just hope our Sardinian friends, Ennio and Anna, like it.
Nuraghi which are represented by the circles in the bottom right corner. It is not meant to be an actual picture but just to represent the colours...... The buildings and church were sewn ad-hoc so they are crooked and a bit crazy as they tumble down the hill but that is part of the look that I wanted to achieve. I hope it has worked because there is no way that I am going to change anything at this stage, it has taken too long.