Thursday, October 16, 2008

Just a glimpse

For those who think I might never post again - or quilt again - I am giving you a glimpse of something I am working on at the moment.

It is probably enough to tell you that it is based on glass blowers who work in the City of the Dead in Cairo and the gentleman working hot glass is my friend Hassan. I have so much of this glass - hundreds and hundreds of pieces.

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And an out-of-focus image (I am not going to let you see it properly till it is finished!) of the top as it is now. There may be more beyond the turquoise edge, and of course the qulting will make it much more interesting.

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Another one in the series is under way and I like it much better.

23 Comments:

Blogger Nicole and Phil said...

even slightly out of focus, it is looking stunning!
Fabulous!

1:02 am  
Blogger SplendiferousFiber said...

Outstanding use of color. Your blog is always a fascinating read.

1:15 am  
Blogger Alison Schwabe said...

I love it; I don't know if this man is from the place you took us -my photos don't show the blower clearly enough - but I think you have captured so much in this piec. Whether the viewer has been there or not, the shapes and colours are wonderful.

1:16 am  
Blogger Quiltdivajulie said...

Powerful piece, in focus or not... I adore glass whether functional or artistic.

Eloquent...

3:25 am  
Blogger Feather on a Wire said...

I've been taking photos of the hand blown lanterns in our hotel. I assume they are from the same district? They are stunning, some a lovely blue and others milky browns and creams.
Sally (temporarily also in Egypt)

3:36 am  
Blogger Paddy's Daughter said...

Absolutely beautiful. I hope I see it for real when complete.

7:04 am  
Blogger Deb H said...

Oh it is beautiful! It will be another winner, I'm sure! Thanks for sharing.

1:05 pm  
Blogger Lindi said...

Shaping up to be another lovely and exciting quilt. Looking forward to seeing it finished.

4:56 pm  
Blogger Liz Needle said...

Stunning colours , Jenny. They just glow. I love the faces you create - so full of characte.

11:46 pm  
Blogger Liz Needle said...

Stunning colours , Jenny. They just glow. I love the faces you create - so full of character.

11:47 pm  
Blogger Mai-Britt Axelsen said...

Wow - this is such a beautiful piece, thank for sharing.............

12:32 am  
Blogger Jenny F said...

Another wonderful quilt in the making Jenny. Such a powerful image of your friend and I love the wonderful shapes of the glass.
Jenny F
Bungendore NSW

10:17 pm  
Blogger Angie in AZ said...

This is fabulous! I enjoy your blog so much. I have a favor to ask you. I need the pronunciation of this name: Adjo
I am getting an Abyssinian kitten after losing my last one of 19 years. I named my first one Minya, after the city in Egypt and I want this new one to have an Egyptian name also but it is a male. I like the meaning of Adjo and wondering exactly how it's pronounced. I figured you would know! Thanks!

3:36 am  
Blogger Angie in AZ said...

Jenny, Thanks for getting back to me on the pronunciation of Adjo. I found it by doing a Google search for Egyptian boy names. It means "treasure".

9:15 am  
Blogger Dionne said...

That is a stunning quilt!

7:23 am  
Blogger SoozieSuzy said...

I have just discovered your blog, it is a joy to read and your photographs are superb. I look forward to having time to read the archives. Thank you. Sue, Wgtn, N.Z.

11:31 am  
Anonymous Judith Thomson said...

It looks fabulous with a great use of colour -is the face pieced or painted? I know you don't know me from Adam but I do like your work and am interested.best wishes judith

6:17 pm  
Blogger Lynn Majidimehr said...

It's such a wonderful quilt already, I can't wait to see it quilted. I hope you don't mind, I've nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger award, and the information / rules can be found on my blog.

4:10 am  
Anonymous Jan Krentz said...

I love the new work, Jenny! It is revitalizing to the soul when new work is in creation! Jan

5:10 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i really like reading your blog. i have just returned from cairo after 2 and a half months there and go pretty much every year. you are so adventurous you seem to have seen so much more than me! and your work is very nice. where in cairo do you folks live?

8:05 am  
Blogger Julie said...

Hi Jenny, I love your work and was lucky enough to see it and hear you talk on the Gold Coast late last year. I wish you and yours a Happy New Year with many blessings and new quilt ideas. Be sure to stop at my blog if you have a opportunity, you have been tagged. Thanks for sharing you wonderful work. Julie

10:17 am  
Blogger Gina said...

I just found your blog and am having a tough time getting back to work. Such beautiful work!

4:29 am  
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