Good morning everyone!
Yesterday was a blast (and hot!) The four of us went to see the exhibition on Etruscan Art in the roman history museum in the city of Tongeren in Belgium. The blogtitle refers to this exhibit! Before I show you some (dark and blurry, sorry!) pictures I want to share some finished quilting projects! It is Friday of course!
You may have seen this one before: a orange little cushion (13,5 inches)…
And you have seen the W.I.P.-pics of this next one too! Now it is finished!
I used a blue thread for the stippling (FMQ) as there was already soooo much red in this quilt.
And there is a new little project too! Remember this quilt top?
I had some fabric left and I thought a cushion to go with this one would be nice! I had played with the fabrics and the sewing machine! Just the front is done! The rest will follow this weekend.
I have been drawing a lot of feathers on paper, but on fabric it is still a bit more difficult. Alright, the FMQ is not perfect, but that was not what I was aiming for… I just wanted to play. Drawing with the sewing machine is sure fun!
Using a contrasting thread makes your shapes and mistakes more visible, but I think this patchwork is very forgiving! At first glance the wobbly lines are not that noticable… I know, perfection was not the aim! Just fun! LOL!!!
OK, I have promised you some pictures from the exhibit in Tongeren. Three of my colleagues and I go on a “museum trip” each vacation. This time we went to this excellent exhibition on the art of the Etruscan cilvilization. I have taken many pictures, but most of them are blurry or too bright due to the flash. The rooms were very very very dark. The objects in the exhibit were Etruscan, Greek, and from central Europe.
So, how about some Ancient FMQ inspiration?
Decorative gold band for drinking horne, made in central Europe.
Drinking vessel from Vulci, Etruria, 320-300 BC. Pottery.
I think I will try drawing this on paper and converting it to FMQ pattern. Should be interesting!
Some other beauties (non FMQ) from the exhibit.
A funeral vessel in the shape of a man. Made in Chuisi, Sarteano, 650-580 BC.
Model of a cart, 400-200 BC, Bolsena.
Three soldiers and a female. Bronze, 560-550 BC. Part of the decoration of a large vessel on a tripod. (Oldest known koroi (the guys!) in walking position in the world)
These hares come from the same vessel (as the soldiers).
And then some modern neon lettering showing the Etruscan script. The letters are derived from the Greek alphabet but are pronounced a bit differently. It is read from right to left. The prounciation is “known” but the meaning of a lot of words is still a mystery!
And of course my own name in Etruscan script:
Have a wonderful weekend! I will try and escape the heat in my parent’s house!