April 22, 2011

ribbons of hope

I participated in the Machine Quilters Expo Charity Challenge this year and ribbons of hope was my entry.
The challenge was sponsored by Sew Batik and  supported the RI Coalition For the Homeless.
I love a good challenge, but also felt strongly about supporting the Coalition. 
Homelessness is such a sad realization of today's society.

Challenge requirements were to use the tropical shades of blues, greens and yellows from the fabric kit and a non traditional border and binding.

My quilt was faced with a cording which I covered with silk organza ribbon and beaded. 
I loved this finish and am going to experiment more with it. 

I had fun filling the open space with quilting designs.  I didn't have a plan when I started, I just added stitching as I went.

I like to play with the fabric ribbons and weave them together into the design...

 much like I did with rays of hope, below.

and just to keep it all real - yep that is a basketball hoop plastered on the tall, hall wall!
it was a long winter.... 
(at least he matched his duct tape to the colors in the quilt. sort of)

Happy Weekend!!


Sandy said...

It is wonderful.

Deb Levy said...

Beautiful Kathy!

Sandy said...

Oh My goodness! That is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful quilt, the colors and the quilting are amazing. I really love your butterfly piece too. I didn't make it to the expo, would have liked to see the quilts in person.


Jaye said...

Gorgeous piece! I love the way it looks fabulous from afar and then the quilting draws you in to look closer.

Kay said...

That's beautiful, Kathy! And it's so impressive that you had no plan.