Sunday, September 9, 2012

Challenges Revealed

I can post photos of my challenge entries in the Rose City Quilters Celebration of Quilts. Our 30th anniversary. My first quilt had a background, a la Gloria Loughman, and oyster shells handmade from a brown paper bag. It is titled: A Pearl for Me ... and the artist's statement went: ... and a pearl for you! Beach combing at it's finest!
The sponge is made from some French knitting I had lying around - it just needed a little painting for correct colour!
I won  Merit ribbon for this entry!
My other entry is titled: Celebrating 30 years of Quilting. The artist's statement went: Take a piece of plain cotton, or leftover party dress fabric, a straight stitch, decorative thread and a pleasing design. Enjoy the transformation!
Arum lilies on the right hand border, roses in the bottom, and one of the Maori designs is called Kano which means 'seed', so I stitched pearls in each.
Celebrating 30 years of Quilting
Reverse - stitched on cotton
The top border has a couple of fantails sitting on a branch of kowhai, the large Maori design on the left is called Raranga which means weave, and the other design is called Manawa, which means heart. I quilted it with green variegated rayon, because green is supposed to be the colour for 30th anniversary (along with pearls and lily).
My quilting colleague Liz also won a Merit for one of her entries (she is in the Advanced category), and my friend Lynette won first prize for her entry in the Intermediate category. Congratulations, lovely ladies!


tizart said...

Congratulations Erilyn!!!! Loved both of you challenges!!!!

Lynette (NZ) said...

Can't quite decide which of your quilts I loved more....your wholecloth quilted one is especially beautiful.

Erilyn said...

Thank you! As much as I don't like satin quilts - I do like the wholecloth very much! It's going to hang in the hallway for a time :)

Serabelle said...

WOOHOOOOO!!! Congratulations! Well deserved. Your attention to detail is exquisite. love the textures and use of paper