April 27, 2009


The Garden Lady

Challenges are fun. I like them, they make me stretch and think. I've started to work on my Guild's challenge for this year. I'm using that gorgeous blue fabric from Vicki. The photo above is of a Guild challenge a few years ago. It was a scavenger hunt. We were given a list of 50 items to include in a quilt, no other rules were given.

I used the pattern 'The Garden Lady' by Quakertown Quilts for inspiration. My end result looks much different than the pattern. Using 3d applique I was able to hide the 50 and then some items... some are hidden some are incorporated in to the design.

One of the items was our own signature. I made a little mailbox, inside the mailbox is a little letter and when you open it you can see my signature. This and the little photo on the tree, I think are two of my favorites.

This particular section of the quilt has always drawn a lot of attention

..... (ohmygosh - i thought she was a redsox fan!) .....

One of the items was pin stripe fabric, another item was fabric you don't like. I combined the two, (which was legal to do) and made Yankee pinstripes, then of course- I hung them out to dry.

(not that this posting has anything to do with the Yankee/Sox series this past weekend or anything... i know it's a long season.... i'm just sayin'.) (and did you see that steal to home?)

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Vicki W said...

Oh my gosh, you really rose to the challenge on this one! I can't wait to see the next one.

McIrish Annie said...

YEah!! I love this quilt. and it's not because of the yankees being hung out to dry! super job!! and what a fun challenge!

Debra said...

You are so clever! It's worth it to enlarge the photos to see the little hidden details. Cool!

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

I LOVE this quilt and viewing all the hidden treasures. What a fun idea for a challenge.

Quilt Rat said...

Sounds like this was a fabulous challenge and WOW! you did an amazing job with it. Bravo