Saturday, 14 April 2012

Titanic

Living in Ireland, I'm sure it couldn't have escaped anybody's notice,
that this weekend is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic.
There has been so much on t.v. and radio about it, and also all the
anniversary commemorations planned for this weekend.
There is a fascination with the Titanic tragedy that doesn't seem to dim.
Built in Belfast, it was the luxury liner of the day,
yet there were so many people on board from all classes of society.
The best suite of rooms on board Titanic cost an amazing £60 000 in today's money.
Last year we visited the Ulster Folk and Transport's 'Titanica' exhibition in Belfast.
This year we are looking forward to visiting the new Titanic exhibition centre,
just adjacent to where RMS Titanic was built in Belfast.
I am not a 'Titanorak', but I did want to make something
'Titanic' related to mark the 100th anniversary.
This is a work in progress, which I began by making the shape of the bow of Titanic.
I have so much still to do - at one point I thought it looked more like a giant
odd shaped pint of Guinness!
Once I get the ships railings in place and some quilting done,
I hope it will resemble this:
So what do you think so far?
Titanic or Guinness?!

5 comments:

  1. Looking great so far! My great-grandad was one of the ones that built the Titanic, and even went on it as far as Southampton (there was some deal offered the builders to give them passage if they worked below decks) but at that point he thought 'blow that for a game of soldiers' and came home to Belfast again. Probably a good thing he did!

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  2. Your quilt is going to be a perfect memory quilt for the Titanic... great visual orientation for the ship!

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  3. I think it looks great so far! Can't wait to see it with the added details =D

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  4. Brilliant K! We were down there yesterday with friends! Call into the 'free' Dock cafe - when I was there I thought the walls were crying out for some quilts!!! Jxo

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  5. Fantastic Karen - really fantastic
    Can't wait to see it commpleted

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