Friday, March 29, 2013

"A Walk in the Sunshine"

Having settled down to prepare my income tax papers (visualize boxes and plastic bags full of receipts etc) - and having just finished my small pieces for the sale table at our spring show - and in the midst of preparing for my second eye surgery -  I don't have a lot of time to create right now which means not a lot to write about.

Anyway, I received my Canadian Quilter magazine in the mail yesterday and remembered that I haven't posted a photo of my trend tex challenge piece that's gone off hopefully to the BC Quilt Show by way of Newfoundland ( a well travelled quilt) to be part of a silent auction.

Happiness is a Walk in the Sunshine

The theme is sunshine and vines and we had a kit of 5 fabrics which needed to appear on the front of the piece.   I also used 2 additional fabrics (for the sky and water).  I used a combination of hand and free motion machine stitching and hand and machine quilting on the piece with some sparkly paintstiks on the water.   The inspiration came from a photo of vines growing over an old fence beside a footpath along the Ottawa river.

These are the five fabrics we needed to use in the piece.   I had the hardest time with the middle one but discovered that the coloured bits were perfect for the darker leaves and some lovely little birds.   The lovely yellow fabric became the sun kissed leaves as well as the binding.  It was an interesting challenge and I do love challenges!
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  1. Very nice use of the challenge fabrics. I like the idea of a walk in the sunshine!

  2. First of all - I totally understand being dragged away from creative time by outside forces - good luck with all those pesky numbers! Secondly - Walk in the Sunshine is greatly appreciated since we had snow - still - here this week. I'm sure its greatly loved!


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