I've been tossing up an idea for a Website and then created a second Blog and now my friend pointed me to "Pages" within my current blog. So hopefully this will work well for me and I'll only have one to look after! So within this Page you'll find various pictures of my "extra" Quilted Wall Hangings for swapping, sale, etc, otherwise checkout Blog for the latest in my personal or creative life!!! If you are interested please email me directly with your request.
Flying In: Now here is another challenge "All Creatures Great and Small" (May 2007) that was hosted prior to the Alberta Western Retreat (that I've attended a few times) with the winner decided by "Viewers Choice" at the retreat. There were five entries and I did not win this either.
This is a modification of the "Through My Window" pattern from Patch Works Studio, redesigned to fit my chosen fabric panel and crazy quilted corners added in along with bone or Mother of Pearl embellishments and feathers. This wall hanging was inspired by the 1996 movie "Fly Away Home". When I saw this fabric it reminded me so much of the Lake of the Woods around Kenora Ontario and up near my sister's home too that I knew right away it was perfect for this challenge.
My Passion, My Peace: The Quilting Bee's 2005 Quilt Challenge - my first completed out of four purchased challenges over numerous years!!! But it didn't garner a viewers' choice prize but that's okay as it was a major first for me!
See I figured with the fabrics included I probably didn't have a chance of completing this one either, that is until I glanced towards my own growing orchids and realized the peaceful ambiance I experience when seeing these exotic plants in bloom especially against the odds in my apartment. Well it didn't take long before I was stitching away with my idea. The pot and leaves were actually the excess "orchid" fabric and the sky too were hand painted with an acrylic/fabric medium mixture to ensure I didn't add more fabric than allowed. I then overlayed the background (forest setting) with a fine light coloured tulle to suggest looking out a screened window and made a window frame along with a ledge for the pot too.I figured it turned out pretty well considering I had to scrounge around family and friends for more of the "orchid" fabric so I could have enough for a sandwiched front and back bloom. The repeat on this fabric was quite spread out and I even had to purchase more to pull this off. The smaller pieces were a real challange on this baby that is for sure!