Friday, May 30, 2008

FFFC #20 Deconstruction

Our challenge this month was to take an UFO and deconstruct it. I took a wallhanging , that I never finished and started chopping it up. Adding colored strips until I was happy with it. I added some funky flowers to the right hand corner. After having it on the design wall for awhile, all the lines and the fragmented flowers made me think of the business in our lives, and how some days I have to MAKE time to enjoy the garden.
Therefore I added the wording, 'Be still and feel the moment.'
It isn't finished, I'll add some hand stitching and machine quilting to it.
I look forward to your feedback. Ever since taking Pamela Allan's class I feel the need to add handstitching and I think that's a good thing.
The pictures are of the original piece then the deconstructed piece.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Tye for second place at Quilt Show

On a more traditional note, my sister, Betty, and I tyed for second place Viewers Choice. We are each standing in front of our quilt.

1st Place at Guild Show

I am thrilled to say that one of my art quilts actually took 1st Place Viewer's Choice at our Guilds Quilt Show yesterday. You can tell by the look on my face that I was quite overwhelmed! I learned the technique of dying fabric at a Phil Beaver workshop in January.
We had a wonderful show, and I am exhausted.

The apron, we also had a tea, so all us gals had on our patchworks apron.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Canadian, Trend Tex Challenge

I am proud to announce that my piece is included for the online auction. I enjoyed doing the Trend TEx Challenge, this is the first year for me.
I took the title literally 'Quilting On The Edge', it includes a gal with her sewing machine perched on the edge of the cliff, cat on the table and seagull perched on the edge watching her carefully. When all the quilters arrive in Nova Scotia I'm sure the sea gulls will be watching.
Here it is.
You can view all the pieces at
My piece is #90 and my little sisters piece is #14.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

FFFC #20 Denim/recycled

Here is my piece for the present challenge. As soon as I read the challenge the song 'Forever In Blue Jeans' was running through my head. So here she is, Forever In Blue Jeans. I didn't have any blue jean scraps, so borrowed some and used fabric from my scrap bag,left over buttons etc. I hand stitched before quilting it. Following the techniques I learned in Pamela Allen's class.
The weather up here is still very iffy...we had snow yesterday. I'll be so glad to get out digging in the dirt! It has been a long winter.