Thursday, June 01, 2006

Hide and Seek



Going through some pictures the other day for DH, I found this one of a challenge small quilt I had made. The requirments didn't seem difficult at first thought until I wondered what I could do with shades of black and white that had to be 75% of the small quilt we were to make. Only one other color could be used. Hiding in the far corner of my sewing room was one of those "What was I thinking" pieces of fabric. A mother board in shades of black and white. With toungue in cheek, I marked it, added some bright green eyes, black nose and started quilting. On the day it was to be turned in, I handed it over knowing it wouldn't be received very well. It was different, not a block or applique to be seen, just those two bright green eyes, black nose, quilting and questions of what's it supposed to be. Much to my amazement a friend wanted it and asked to trade her entry for it. I did and she later told me she promptly hung it in her hallway and everytime she passed the kitty she could feel those eyes. This challenge was something for me to play with and I had fun doing it.

What a great time I had with you all catching up on everyone's blogs for the month of May, traveling to places I'll never go in a lifetime, visiting beautiful backyards, spending time with you at quilt shows, classes and quilt market. Going to graduations, birthday parties. and family doings. Seeing all your beautiful, gorgeous quilts, new as well as antique.

Lauri Ann in answer to your question. "Shakespeare in the Park" is the name of the pattern and it's from "The Creative Pattern Book" by Judy Martin http://www.judymartin.com

6 comments:

dot said...

What a neat quilt and clever idea. Thanks for sharing and your friend is very lucky to have this quilt.

Samantha said...

that's a wonderful use of your "what was I thinking" fabric!

Laura said...

What a fantastic use of fabric! i love the kitty!

Ann said...

What a cool idea! You are so creative.

ForestJane said...

I like cats on quilts every way they come! I bet this kind of cat would look neat on a field kind of fabric too. :)

Miriam said...

this quilt is gorgeous!