I was inspired to participate in the Project Quilting Challenge this week. The challenge this week was to create something inspired by a novel you have read.
It is rare for me to find a book that I love as much as I love the Harry Potter Series. Few books rate a 5 star rating from me. This is one of those few.
This is a story about the witch/giantess, Angrboda, one of Loki’s wives in Norse mythology. The story is that the Gods stole her heart, ripped it from her chest, and Loki returns it to her, capturing her heart. Her children with Loki are Fenrir the wolf, Jormungandr, the Midgard Serpent, and Hel, the ruler of the dead.
When I read this book a few years ago, my daughter drew this picture for me and I love it. I originally planned to put this picture into fabric- major fail! That was the beginning of the week and so I put the idea of participating in the project aside.
Yesterday I remembered some designs I had seen at Urban Threads- LOVE UT! And so the inspiration returned…
In this first picture we have Fenrir (Dark Creatures Wolf #UT11794), Angrboda (Divine Femme- Banshee UT10601), the Witch’s heart (Phantasm- Dark Heart UT 14485).
In the next picture we have Hel ( Norse Gods-Hel UT10710), and Jormangandr the serpent (Dark Creatures- Snake UT11784).
This is one long table runner. The reason I turned the wolf and the serpent to the side is because I made it specifically for the top of my quilt cabinet. The Wolf and snake hang over the sides so we can see them as upright.
The snake and the wolf each took more than a whole spool of the darkest thread (small spool). I used fabric from my stash and pieced the batting together from two scraps. I love using what I already have and still loving it! The runner is about 60 inches long. The blocks are 10 1/2 inches unfinished. That snake took the most time of each block at 137 minutes of stitching. I did minimal quilting on my domestic machine. I am glad I got the bug back yesterday, I love this project and had a lot of fun with it. Now, I have to figure out how to ever use those embroidery designs again.
I finished a project for an upcoming newsletter at AndraAndIvy.com and I put together my first Tumalo Trail Block. Still sewing those 9 patches but had to see a block for inspiration.
This is incredible! Love your quilt and I’m going to add this book to my reading list.
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